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by isubodh
23 May 2020 14:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

However, we can create a Wallet like app with a UPI like interface. Any income tax payer can recharge that app to the amount which they have paid in taxes last year. The government will automatically double that amount in 24 hours. How odd it will look to promote such a scheme. Those who have money...
by isubodh
14 May 2020 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3772
Views: 668189

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

Additionally, we absolutely have to invite them to WHO. China voted against Indians interests repeatedly in UN. The first salvo has to be invitation to Taiwan to WHO. Is it not possible that we do a deal with them that by certain date they give Go to our membership to NSG or else Tiawan gets invited.
by isubodh
13 May 2020 00:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I saw a video of thousands of Bihari workers at Tiruppur station trying to find their way home. What exactly prevents Bihar or Orissa or Assam from creating their own Tiruppur? Banians and underwear aren't exactly high tech. Cotton is sourced from all over India anyway. We need more industries in t...
by isubodh
26 Apr 2020 14:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Pollution in Indian cities.
Replies: 27
Views: 2402

Re: Pollution in Indian cities.

The question here will get responses on the higher side. Well their is a hidden bias since someone visiting this page is more likely to be in favour of clean environment.
by isubodh
05 Apr 2020 16:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1613
Views: 269101

Re: India's Power Sector

Is that appeal a fact or just a WhatsApp forward? How come we don't see such concerns during the hour long Earth hour every year?? Industrial consumption continues during "earth days" in other years. Only when industrial consumption is down; office, cinema halls across india, malls etc ar...
by isubodh
31 Mar 2020 22:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 134975

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

The issue is how to acquire land for public purposes? Second I feel property tax must be collected at a higher rate to ensure land is used productively There are practical issues with high property tax rates : - recovery is difficult, can't throw out people out for not paying property tax (inhumane...
by isubodh
22 Mar 2020 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5303
Views: 644539

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If I was NaPak, or even Cheen, I would be worried. Very worried. If a simple call to collectively clap evokes this in a nation, I wonder what would happen if, say, this was a call to arms to defend a nation. Don't take it too far. If its was so, Swatchta mission would have been fully successful by ...
by isubodh
11 Mar 2020 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5303
Views: 644539

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not sure this was posted earlier or not. But good article analyzing the majority never gets its side fo the story across as do minorities.
https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/why-a-majority-s-story-often-fails-to-convince-the-world-11583679969446.html
by isubodh
11 Mar 2020 20:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yes Bank UPI data is widely available . For example in Feb they handled 500-550M of 1.3 billion transactions. They’ve consistently accounted for 35-50% of transaction volume for quite some time now, typically with PayTm bank in second place. That's right PhonePe is big part of the UPI payment infra...
by isubodh
11 Feb 2020 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5303
Views: 644539

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Parliament should legislate to impose a balanced budget on all state governments. Rest will be history. Can anyone tweet this. You read my mind - this freebie culture has to end! Well as I know there are 3 lists Center, State and Concurrent. So states can do anything with their list topics. Parliam...
by isubodh
02 Jan 2020 21:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In my opinion NS is not thinking through on these issues. NEFT and MDR charges should not have been withdrawn. These are sources of legitimate income for financial institutions. One can bring it down to a minimum if govt thinks it is too high but eliminating it does not make sense to me. The cost o...
by isubodh
27 Dec 2019 14:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1376
Views: 300824

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

United States Will never give up on Pakistan. Its geographical significance being the singular point. It connects to middle east, Central Asia , China and South Asia. We have to live with that idea. Period. Unless someone convinces them that Ba1uchistan if a separate state would make up for better ...
by isubodh
24 Dec 2019 00:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

... The working capital requirements have gone up by Rs roughly Rs 35 lakhs assuming a 90 day credit availed by customers on the incremental annual turnover of Rs 1.3 crore which were earlier exempt from excise duty levy. ... Is there no factoring facility available ? for a cost of 2-3% Invoices sh...
by isubodh
10 Dec 2019 23:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMO the main stumbling block for interest rates to fall further are retirees or senior citizens savings. In the absence of a social safety net they are forced to park their money in various savings schemes. The number one issue that people above 65 years face is health and hospitalization. However,...
by isubodh
09 Dec 2019 14:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1137
Views: 177950

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Nikhil T wrote:Airtel may become a foreign company
https://www.indiatoday.in/business/stor ... 2019-12-09


Will it matter ? More FDI, which we are desperately seeking.
by isubodh
21 Nov 2019 20:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What’s the point in selling BPCL which is a profit making company and a Maharatna!! I think there multiple reasons - Why have multiple companies in same field, IOCL is enough - In 10 - 15 yrs time, most vehicles will be electric, then these Oil psu's will be sick like BSNL - Capital received can be...
by isubodh
07 Sep 2019 20:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

WhatsApp Fwd which claims that GST introduction has reduced travel time drastically and therefore increased asset utilization of existing assets reducing the demand. Posters with more domain expertise may want to weigh in. Message Fwd below: Message from Mr R S MOHAN Ex Leyland FYI (While talking t...
by isubodh
02 Sep 2019 10:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

2) Land is a very badly utilized asset in India. I suggest that we reduce stamp duty from 5% to 0.5% and increase property tax from nearly 0 to 1%/year of circle rate. This should apply for all private land agricultural, residential, industrial and commercial land. Compliance is an issue there. Col...
by isubodh
22 Apr 2019 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 696748

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The first few seconds of this video are the earliest pictures of the Abhinandan's Mig. In fact, its so fresh that smoke is still rising from the plane and salwar clad chaps are pouring water on it to douse any remaining fires. Take a look in case something can be known, and please download before i...
by isubodh
06 Mar 2019 22:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 921019

Re: Small Arms Thread

Now, we have to swallow the reality that the army, for some reason, did not want any DRDO/ OFB designs as replacements for the INSAS. Right or wrong, the decision has been made, and we have to learn to live with it. There is no use crying over spilt milk. We need to move forward and now discuss the...
by isubodh
01 Mar 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 696748

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It is being said that F-16 targeted our military establishment in and dropped few bombs. Do we not have SAM batteries to protect those installations. Why no mention of any type of SAM here ?
by isubodh
28 Nov 2018 17:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1121
Views: 167448

Re: Indian IT Industry

The Rs 4,500-crore NSM envisions a network of over 70 connected supercomputers at academic and research institutions across the country , which will aid India in areas ranging from weather forecasting to drug discovery and astrophysics, among others. Can this type of power be created using GPU's/TF...
by isubodh
16 Oct 2018 20:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1121
Views: 167448

Re: Indian IT Industry

RBI and in extension GoI for other verticals is not doing it out of the goodness of their heart or even from data security point. Agreed, but these kind of non-Tariff barriers have been effected in EU, China and US, keeping our exports down. I believe it will bring in few hundred jobs more to India...
by isubodh
17 Sep 2018 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Any Govt (central or state) can slash tax on oil bill but how would they recover the loss in revenue, no one talks about it. Shouldn't Govt look at reducing its costs ? If it were to simply pass on all the cost to its subjects then where is the challenge. (except for maybe if it were to grind the w...
by isubodh
17 Sep 2018 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5002
Views: 1002192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Gus wrote:are things under GST still susceptible to cess?

there are already items with highest GST + cess e.g tobacco products
by isubodh
13 Sep 2018 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 276995

Re: Indian Education System

disha wrote:What's wrong with training new brides to be on how to manage household?


You are so politically incorrect :wink:
by isubodh
02 Sep 2018 22:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1121
Views: 167448

Re: Indian IT Industry

everyone who wanted one, including millions of illegals have aadhar. But Aadhar is not Nationality document, its just an identity document. So anyone with Aadhar can be traced, better than having people untraceable. Also think in long term, today illegals can get Aadhar as we have process for peopl...
by isubodh
30 Aug 2018 01:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 316
Views: 90549

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

India exports first batch of 'Made in India' metro coaches to Australia http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/made-in-india-metro-coaches-in-australia/1/584529.html That was in 2016. Not sure why then we are importing coaches from China for Greater-Noida Metro to start operations in end 2018...
by isubodh
04 Aug 2018 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4226
Views: 766216

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Since inception , Pakistan have been living on borrowed money and time . The economic collaspe of Pakistan is not a question of if but when . Currently, The whole world is in financial turmoil and its adverse effect on Pakistan's viabilty is inevitable . Its time we start keeping vigil on Paki econ...
by isubodh
23 Jul 2018 17:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1310
Views: 187137

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Best route for China is to stake it step wise devaluate the Yuan Gradually and Impose Tarrif on purchase of Boeing aircraft which has big market in China by 15 % and give Airbus preference that would be good enough and a good escalation ladder to start with , they can take it up from there by makin...
by isubodh
04 Oct 2017 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4302
Views: 751746

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

tsarkar wrote:I've responded to numerous snides and insults in the Navy thread how foreign ships are manned by 100 personnel while Indian ships have 300 personnel because we lack "automation"


This 100 would be with automation and 3 shifts or are you saying that they don't plan for a 24x7 scenario ?
by isubodh
29 Sep 2017 23:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 633516

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Regarding getting to a cashless society: 1. I don't know if India's infrastructure is more resilient than that of Puerto Rico. 2. Hurricane Maria completely downed Puerto Rico's electricity grid. 3. Even with diesel/petrol electric generators, fuel is in short supply and so these don't help. 4. The...
by isubodh
16 Sep 2017 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 627873

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

J&K has got 6000+ Rohingya's living there. It amazing that no one has raised this demography altering situation. Just when the talks were started to bring back the KP's and give land for military personnel to settle in J&K there is lot of noise about the demography being altered. How come J&...
by isubodh
05 Oct 2016 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 304145

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

If most launch pads within 4-5 KM from IB/LOC can't we just keep shelling the spots. Most guns have range of 20+ KMs ?
by isubodh
03 Apr 2016 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 283630

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Why not form a buyers group to make a good bargain, the bigger number will make the Make in India a worthwhile proposition.
by isubodh
02 Apr 2016 16:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 874810

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

If is so easy to fly with Nirbhaya and make a video then it would be easy to shoot it down too. Any AAM would not miss it. So whats gives this missile the edge ?
by isubodh
20 Dec 2015 14:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1121
Views: 167448

Re: Indian IT Industry

WANTED :rotfl:
by isubodh
10 Apr 2015 09:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 191958

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Is FMS route with Franch Govt to India Govt possible ? Just like the US.
Thay way they can circumvent all procedures and tending. 8)
by isubodh
08 Nov 2014 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 374248

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

^ In theory it will not let you discover the price properly.
by isubodh
19 Sep 2014 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 199690

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Dumb Q, how can they get the second prototype to Goa if it is built in BLR? Did they reassemble it in Goa?


http://www.kidport.com/reflib/science/spaceshuttle/Images/Shuttle747.JPG this is also an option. :lol:

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