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by sudarshan
11 Nov 2019 06:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

... OK you might have saved me the need to go read up on that, but I hope you don't mind if I go do some research to verify that you are on the up and up :). (J/K). So the Arvind guy is right in saying that the problem is because of a shift of the sowing season, but his attribution of the reason fo...
by sudarshan
11 Nov 2019 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3493
Views: 358004

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

OK I thought RJB would be the first instance anywhere in the world of a non-A culture reclaiming a place of worship from an A one, but it seems that honor would go to Somnath.
by sudarshan
10 Nov 2019 20:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

^ Yay for Cornell, and why aren't I surprised :). I like the guy's non-compromising and no-nonsense tone in his letter. Wish him all the best in bringing the crook(s) to book. How does one sue a university, and does it have to be in a US court or an Indian one? The guy's hypothesis is fascinating (a...
by sudarshan
10 Nov 2019 06:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

The stubble burning is again strange because CMs of Punjab and Haryana always point to largely clear skies in their states where stubble is being burned (besides on other-side of the boarder too) as compared to Delhi. One of the main reason for pollution is given to be low to no winds, so how come ...
by sudarshan
10 Nov 2019 05:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3493
Views: 358004

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

you can see some gents on this forum changing their tunes and being the loudest supporter - Not that I am complaining , NAMO hai to mumkin hai!! Some have their hearts in the right places. The rest should be easy to detect. See, the anti-Modi narrative is shifting now to "he's tanking the econ...
by sudarshan
10 Nov 2019 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83355

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Late to the party, congrats to all true Indians.
by sudarshan
10 Nov 2019 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3493
Views: 358004

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

During the last term of Modi, the forum was peppered with posts by uber-yinduvadis. They had this list of core issues, which was being put on the back-burner in the interests of Vikas (you know, that entity which is useless in the absence of progress on core issues, because, well, the lack of progre...
by sudarshan
09 Nov 2019 06:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

The argument doesn’t apply to biomass, because all of the biomass will get converted into methane and other compounds naturally by bacteria. Converting it artificially and burning byproducts is actually highly beneficial to environment. I might have confused natural gas with biomass maybe? I think ...
by sudarshan
05 Nov 2019 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 889
Views: 85196

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Modi - Thirukkural - cat among DMK pigeons Fantastikk!!! Modi ji, multi-crore shashtang pranaams onlee! For the uninitiated - Thiruvalluvar and his Thirukkural have been, in recent times, heavily poached on by the "Dravidians" and their EJ agenda. The goal was to usurp both of these to fu...
by sudarshan
30 Oct 2019 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477683

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Is that clear enough for you? Perfectly :). Thank you so much, your stance was clear enough from the beginning, but it's good to have it in the open. Just something to think about (whenever you get around to it) - army people are the ones who see the harsh realities of the world. If so many army pe...
by sudarshan
29 Oct 2019 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83355

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

That Prof. Faizan Mustafa guy is going about and giving lot of talk around. I have seen several other leftist and sicular folks online blame of Buddhist temples destruction by dharmic folks. How much of that is true? What is the story behind it and what really happened, who, where, how and when? Th...
by sudarshan
28 Oct 2019 05:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477683

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

... Whether that is some Mullah fanning the flames for Jihad or a Pastor calling for Crusades or a Swami calling for Rath Yatras etc., it is often used to fan flames of division or hatred towards others. ... To me, religion is a very private thing and I don't agree when someone states that as a Hin...
by sudarshan
28 Oct 2019 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409807

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Ok I got confused by your "Ditto" in the post. But by any chance did you mistake agupta for A_Gupta? They're not the same poster. Not saying agupta is not erudite :).
by sudarshan
27 Oct 2019 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409807

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

CRamS - what part of my post did you find to be "insulting you?" If I respond, you're probably going to find that even more "insulting." Please take responses in the right spirit, if you ask for insight on an open forum, you can't be overly sensitive to the responses. I've develo...
by sudarshan
27 Oct 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409807

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Guys, explain this to me. What I ModiJi trying to achieve or demonstrate by repeatedly begging TSP for flying over their air space. Those ass holes refuse with contempt and India expresses 'regret'. Whats going on? https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/pakistan-denies-use-of-its-airspace-to-pm-modi...
by sudarshan
27 Oct 2019 19:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indi ... SKBN1WG43W

India shelves plan to impose countrywide ban on single-use plastics. Seems to be a considered decision, not to disrupt the industrial sector further.
by sudarshan
27 Oct 2019 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409807

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^ Probably will, it's got Ilhan Omar :).

But if you want that, there's a newbie called BP Singh posting in the India-US Relations thread, who'll do that for you.
by sudarshan
26 Oct 2019 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409807

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Is this what you guys are looking for?



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Doesn't seem complete though, missing the part with Aarti Singh at least.
by sudarshan
20 Oct 2019 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3493
Views: 358004

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Time for some fun ... https://twitter.com/dharmadispatch/status/1185651277960626177 Sandeep Balakrishna @dharmadispatch Caption this. Best caption will get a lunch treat from me. Ok if the aim is to have fun, here goes. What's wrong with that caption of "Mussalmaan lauding closet Mussalmaan?&q...
by sudarshan
13 Oct 2019 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547610

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

The Indian government has believed for some time that the Chinese official system is much more hidebound than Xi. This was one of the big takeaways during the Doklam crisis, which was put on a path to resolution only after the Chinese President intervened. That was one of the triggers for Modi prop...
by sudarshan
12 Oct 2019 20:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

About the capcost report - yes, that kind of research would be useful in India, but not sure if there's any such thing going on. Now would be the right time for GOI to make funds available for that kind of thing (if it isn't already). I agree about the extreme "climate change" views, I'm t...
by sudarshan
12 Oct 2019 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3493
Views: 358004

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ It's not just the Print, Swarajya is also saying "too early to say it was political":

https://swarajyamag.com/news-brief/what ... urshidabad
by sudarshan
12 Oct 2019 20:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

There seems to be some demand: Maruti sells 2 lakh BS-VI vehicles in 6 months. 2 lakh vehicles in 6 months is like 1/8th of the peak demand two years ago. So a hopeful sign. And the NCR seems to be on-board with BS-VI fuel: BS-VI fuel available across NCR already. Delhi has been on-board for a year ...
by sudarshan
10 Oct 2019 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

What the heck is going on with this Brexit anyway? Reading about it just makes my head swim. Is there going to be a no-deal Brexit? The Scots seem to be agitating for a second referendum, because "the result of the first one assumed that the UK would stay within the EU." But but but - the ...
by sudarshan
07 Oct 2019 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 889
Views: 85196

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

I think these datings of 300 BCE for Panini, 200 BCE for Sangam literature, etc. are also probably suspect. There was an agenda to fit all that into the 1500 BCE timeline for the Rg Veda. Arshyam summarized my stance on the issue as well. I'd love for Tamil to be the oldest language in the world, bu...
by sudarshan
07 Oct 2019 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

... Not disputing any of that. References, unfortunately, are very hard to come by (understandable, why would thieves refer to themselves as thieves). On Fort Knox, what I'm seeing is that the reserve was filled with one wave of shipments in 1937. Supposedly the gold came from confiscation of gold ...
by sudarshan
07 Oct 2019 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

NRao wrote:And the gold in Fort Knox, KY that the British robbed India to pay the US fir WW II.


:eek: Seriously? I didn't even know that. Will go look it up. I thought the Hope diamond was the biggest thing that the US had from India.

But is this Fort Knox gold included in the $45 T figure?
by sudarshan
07 Oct 2019 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394440

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I'm so glad Jaishankar ji has started quoting the $45 T figure. This needs to be repeated ad-infinitum in any dealings with the UK or British people in general. I'm pretty sure the actual figure is way over $45 T. When you count the starvation, famines, cultural genocide, destruction of local talent...
by sudarshan
02 Oct 2019 05:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Well, biomass has a large negative, from the point of view of the AGW crowd. Methane is dozens of times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2. So even a small leak from source to consumption point will add to the greenhouse trapping. Small as in - 4%. Leaks have to be kept below that level, to sa...
by sudarshan
30 Sep 2019 00:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

According to the CEA, the installed capacity as of Sep. 2019 was slightly over 22% RES and getting to 33% will be a long hard slog. EVs have a place for surface transportation in terms of reducing metro pollution. Beyond that no. The reality of laws of physics is far greater. May I remind people th...
by sudarshan
29 Sep 2019 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

How did you go from "carbon neutral" to mean it is the only goal?! I didn't :). I was simply clarifying my stance - people and governments tend to lose sight of other goals when they get on the soap box about carbon neutrality, and I wish they wouldn't do that. you haven't still answered ...
by sudarshan
29 Sep 2019 20:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix

Yes, biogas is a pretty clean fuel. Maybe very little SOx or aromatics (not quite zero, but insignificant to the point that scrubbing those components might not even be necessary), but NOx, CO, O3, particulates are still very much present in exhaust. Basically the playing field might be restricted f...
by sudarshan
29 Sep 2019 02:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Nice graph. Methane at 200 bar (2900-3600 psi or 20-25 MPa) (1 bar = 0.1 MPa) is much better than Li-Ion already. So directly burn Biogas (Methane obtained from Biomass/agricultural waste/urban solid waste) in the IC. Why convert to electricity and lose efficiency in distribution? Biogas is Carbon ...
by sudarshan
28 Sep 2019 22:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Sudharshan, Check this article out. https://t.co/7lFBHCAQEL?amp=1 .... Thanks, nice article. It says iron-ion has a higher redox potential than lithium-ion, which means - the theoretical capacity is higher. But for now, the achieved capacity is way lower than the theoretical. Advantages would be: &...
by sudarshan
28 Sep 2019 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491667

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The speech is over. What next? Give up, or invade India? Imran put his foot into it by mentioning LTTE as a Hindu terrorist group. The top leadership of LTTE was Christian. That's going to go well with the liberal west when somebody mentions that. If India replies, I hope this is pointed out (pointe...
by sudarshan
25 Sep 2019 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477683

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Thanks guys. The Xinhua piece had the expected "thousands of protesters outside" with no photos!

But the tone is definitely muted. No hectoring or hysterical warnings to India to "know her place." Silence on China's part means - flummoxed :-?.
by sudarshan
25 Sep 2019 06:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 8396

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Mort ji, arguing here about the rights or wrongs of the BS-VI decision is useless. This govt. has showed a serious tendency to listen to and learn from criticism. If you feel so strongly about the misguidedness of the BS-VI decision, please give the govt. some feedback. If they see the merit in your...
by sudarshan
25 Sep 2019 06:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477683

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Anybody see anything on Xinhua about the event? I've been looking, but it seems they're maintaining a studious silence. Would have loved to see their "perspective" on the event.
by sudarshan
24 Sep 2019 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5238
Views: 446431

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

FYI. In Telugu/South, Arya = Ayya. Ayya means/is used to address honorable man/sir/saab, any elder man, father, and husband. It is also in name endings. Ramaiah = Rama + Ayya which means Rama Arya (many male names in old days end with Ayya regardless of caste/kula/Jati/Varna they belong to) Tamil c...

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