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by Frederic
08 Sep 2016 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3034
Views: 554628

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Great news! Congrats ISRO :)
by Frederic
15 Dec 2015 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 100642

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

I feel that the Sauds are playing with fire. Two endgame scenarios: *Russia amputates Kurdistan from Turkey and Erdogan goes down in the history as the guy who started a Turkish civil war. *Khan steps in to curtail the shenanigans of the current house of Saud -> Internal coup -> Lo and behold! A col...
by Frederic
15 Dec 2015 03:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 100642

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

Satya_Anveshi and others! What do you think of this William Engdahl person? He has been writing extensively about the Levant crisis (among other things). See his website here: http://www.williamengdahl.com/ He writes about the Saudi perfidy in this article: http://journal-neo.org/2015/12/08/what-sti...
by Frederic
06 Nov 2015 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 93144

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

Satya Anveshi, thnks for the links. I am an avid follower of this thread.
by Frederic
31 Oct 2015 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 93144

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

Sayta_Anveshi, I can't see the link to that video. Can you give me some pointers so that I can search for it myself.

Lots of good points by you BTW on this thread. Thanks.
by Frederic
16 Oct 2015 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)
Replies: 4033
Views: 93144

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc)

If Syria is refusing to give up its 'sovereignty and territorial integrity' despite 80+% of country not in UN recognized govt's control, will turkey give up its? At the end of the day, Russia, Iran, and China want to retain the world order in its present form. It is 'status quo'ist'. It is anyone's...
by Frederic
27 Jul 2015 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 7614

Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

Naming an aircraft carrier after the great man is a great idea. Maybe tweet this folks?
by Frederic
27 Jul 2015 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 7614

Re: Abdul Kalam passes away Oct 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015

A truly great son of India and a great inspiration for many generations.
I had the good fortune to meet him in person in Delhi and he gave me a job.

A great life! May the journey continue in the service of Bharat Mata.
by Frederic
07 May 2015 03:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Rishirishi, I am hearing about this "small businesses getting squeezed" a lot due to GST law.
Could you pls elaborate a bit on this point?
by Frederic
07 May 2015 02:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Seetha at Swarajya Mag gives a succinct summary of what GST is all about: http://swarajyamag.com/economy/so-what-is-gst-and-what-are-its-benefits/ So what is this all-important GST? It is a single, comprehensive value-added tax on goods and services that is levied at every stage of a transaction. Th...
by Frederic
26 Apr 2015 20:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

I just had a thought on the temple gold. I have a feeling that MAD, after borrowing the Lord's Gold for a few months, will instigate a debate on temple economics and free the temples from government control thus making temples autonomous, self-sustaining entities with clear social and economic clout.
by Frederic
25 Apr 2015 03:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Do a review of that book in detail here . It can only benefit others for more people to get enthusiastic about the thread topic and become regulars here :) Suraj, give me a few days and I will do a detailed write-up. Robert E Wright, the author, is an avid preacher of the "Development Diamond&...
by Frederic
24 Apr 2015 22:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Thanks all. I am currently reading a book "One Nation Under Debt" http://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-Under-Debt-Jefferson/dp/0071543937 Talks about how the American financial system that was in ruins after 1778 was largely bolstered up by government issued bonds - bonds bought by Joe and Jan...
by Frederic
24 Apr 2015 21:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Saar, I am raising the same qns that I posted in the Indian Railways thread. Excuse an economics neophyte. This is on the NHAI's tax free bonds: *Will my relatives ( small time business people) in Desh be able to buy the bonds hassle-free in Indian Rupees? *What is the expected lock-in period and ex...
by Frederic
23 Apr 2015 02:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 292969

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Saar, simple pooch on the Indian Railways Financial Corp's overseas bonds: *Will I be able to buy the bonds hassle-free from Khanate with Massa dollars? *What is the expected lock-in period and expected interest rate? *Article says "full convertibility". Does it mean I can repatriate my bo...
by Frederic
20 Apr 2015 21:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Prof R.Vaidya writes about "Integrating Financial Markets Through MUDRA" in Swarajya Mag: http://swarajyamag.com/economy/integrating-financial-markets-through-mudra/ The initiative has attracted quite a bit of criticism and skepticism, but these do not understand the scope and possible str...
by Frederic
10 Apr 2015 04:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

But saar, having a bumper reserve of gold at our disposal will enable the gobermint to call the shots wrt the pricing?

At least, this is what Shri.Gurumurthy postulates. Any thoughts?
by Frederic
10 Apr 2015 03:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

India's rich temples may open gold vaults for PM Modi *********************************************** Source : Reuters: http://www.trust.org/item/20150409210057-krzyy/ India is the world's biggest consumer of gold and its ancient temples have collected billions of dollars in jewellery, bars and coin...
by Frederic
16 Mar 2015 22:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Saar, I have a dread that these behemoth NPAs are due to more than " a legacy of the last administration's lack of reforms" but rather due to some deliberate rogering of the economy using funny loans, especially by the likes of Mr.Veshti. Pliss to throw some gyaan on this topic. The signa...
by Frederic
16 Mar 2015 20:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Optimism cannot fix the fact that companies are heavily indebted. IMF warns on India corporate debt The debt problem for Indian firms Corporate leverage is the biggest threat to Indian economy This cannot be fixed with 'optimism'. It takes debt restructuring and bankruptcy mechanisms, which were ad...
by Frederic
01 Mar 2015 05:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

RamaY wrote:Frederic ji.

My answer in political dhaga.



Thanks RamaY saar.I am getting lots of Gyaan in this dhaaga these days. See for example Pandurangahari's superlative explanations about the intrinsic value of Massa Money in this thread. :!:
by Frederic
01 Mar 2015 03:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Saars, some qns: 1* Why so much of revenue transfer to the states? Quoting from Jaggi's article in FirstPost : "Second, the budget completely rebalances centre-state fiscal power in favour of the states, in line with the report of the 14th Finance Commission. The commission had recommended the ...
by Frederic
01 Mar 2015 03:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

I can try. But I am not that knowledgeable about it. I will try to explain it as I understand it. ..... I hope this answers your question. Saar, that's some explanation, I must say. I need a couple of days to just understand and digest this info. Will come back with possibly more qns. Meanwhile, pl...
by Frederic
27 Feb 2015 20:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

From political thread in GDF The dollar has lost its intrinsic value anyway. https://econographics.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/value-of-current-dollar-vs.jpg The only natural good left to recapitalise the global economy is gold. Gold is a Giffen Good- anything which people buy in more quantity when...
by Frederic
09 Feb 2015 23:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF 15 years. let us look back.
Replies: 194
Views: 10383

Re: BRF 15 years. let us look back.

Joined on 03 Dec 2008.

Was a lurker for several years before I started posting.

Afghanisthan - Great Game thread was truly an eye opener for me. From that point I got hooked and there was no going back.
by Frederic
07 Feb 2015 04:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

The economists and experts included prominent names such as Vijay Kelkar, Nitin Desai, Bimal Jalan, Rajiv Lall, R Vaidyanathan, Subir Gokarn, Parthasarathi Shome, P Balakrishnan, Rajiv Kumar, Ashok Gulati, Mukesh Butani and G N Bajpai. NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya was present, as were...
by Frederic
07 Feb 2015 04:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Suraj, yes. I am following the "Rajasthan Experiment" in labour laws with interest. As an "incubator" for the labour law reforms, it is a very shrewd and a "deep game" move my Team Modi. Do you think GST would fit this bill too or do you think GST needs to be centrally ...
by Frederic
06 Feb 2015 23:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 97013

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Add to that archaic labour laws Sirjee
by Frederic
30 Jan 2015 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2167
Views: 210283

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

What is Modi's personal interest in the Danes as the ToI report says? Apparently, it had to do with the Vibrant Gujarat summit: On Denmark, the PM is said to have suffered a personal slight. The Gujarat government had invited the Danish PM to Vibrant Gujarat. But the visit failed to materialize bec...
by Frederic
29 Jan 2015 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2167
Views: 210283

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Funny how Sushma aunt said to have supported a suspected Con Mafia loyalist. I wonder if she has any serious problem with understanding the reality around her. She seriously made a mess of her future by opposing NM before elections and now continue to do mistakes like this. Her record in previous A...
by Frederic
23 Jan 2015 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 93492

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Shiv wrote: Clinton the man used to ooze charm - a fact that was not apparent to me until he visited India. Unfortunately Clinton's presidency and legacy ware stained by his oozing bodily fluids. Still fondly recall how Clinton's secretary of state M. Halfbright wagged a righteous finger at India f...
by Frederic
04 Jan 2015 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 67646

Re: Recent Developments Part II

This is not surprising. I won't dismiss this report that the ISI is miffed with the LeT either. But, we have to appreciate a few things before that. The PA/ISI is not monolithic. There are essentially two factions as in Pakistan or in any other Islamic country for that matter. One is green and the ...
by Frederic
18 Dec 2014 04:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 501154

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

True , Putin said that he would support Traditional Values something for which he has received strong support from Orthodox Church. The West mounted a strong campaign against him few months before Sochi and during Sochi on LGBT issue even though LGBT is not a crime there and only Minors are not to ...
by Frederic
17 Dec 2014 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 67646

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Frederic, the pakis usually look for tactical brilliance even if it hurts them long-term, so I am not sure you can conclude that anything the Indian NSA/PM said to them will make any difference. The paki army and the pakis are attention wh*res when it comes to India -- they are likely to commit a t...
by Frederic
17 Dec 2014 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 67646

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Hussain Haqqani's new and improved persona from being a jihadi-pasand appointee is probably because he cannot go back to Pakistan any more as long as the army is in charge, so he seems to be keeping his options open and hoping the situation gets better for him to return. Clearly seems to have zero ...
by Frederic
17 Dec 2014 04:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec 2014
Replies: 2853
Views: 67646

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 12 Dec

Nageshks, my email to your address bounced back. Why don't you send an ekhat to *******yahoo?

Let's communicate over email.

(Admins! Removed.)
by Frederic
12 Dec 2014 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 65374

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Certainly, the recent correction to Ms C.Fair's myopic vision of Pakistan has not come about because of her enlightenment of the crimes and perfidies of Pakistan or her determination to shun her earlier avatar for a more truthful new one etc. She is vengeful due to something that personally caused ...
by Frederic
05 Dec 2014 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4007
Views: 315122

Re: Internal Security Watch

X-post One area of concern. The Modi govt seems to be following the same defensive posture as UPA wrt Maoist violence and Pak sponsored terror leading to heavy loss of life. I would like to see concerted anti-Maoist counter-insurgency operations instead of sitting duck model now being used. With Pa...
by Frederic
03 Dec 2014 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 65374

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

What a shame that Badmash doesn't know the fundamentals of his nation's all-weather frandship! Bakistan should make a constitutional amendment for eligibility for PM to know this, apart from being a 'good standing, true muslim', denying the Ahmedis as muslim, finality of pbuh and ability to keep sa...

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