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by mnag
31 Dec 2016 12:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 820322

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Tried installing BHIM on my android but got a message that the app isn't available in my country. I changed my address and country to India in payments.google.com, cleared playstore cache of all data and tried again. No luck. Can't understand why the app is not available across the world. What goes...
by mnag
03 Oct 2016 13:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

That one was just a sarcastic remark by a reader I think. if you read the article, it says the drinking water need is 27.6TMC and maybe due to inflows, they have 33 TMC now. It was 29 TMC few days back There were rains in some places last week and that may have resulted in inflows. As usual practise...
by mnag
01 Oct 2016 12:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

very well said Chetak Sir
by mnag
01 Oct 2016 10:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

It is KA's incompetence and callousness that resulted in this brinkmanship. Every year when the monsoon fails, KA has gone in to a dadagiri mode threatening the lower riparian states that the water is theirs and they will not yield whether it's hell or heaven. It's also because of their incompetenc...
by mnag
27 Sep 2016 09:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

i have been mentionning about Mettur dam having 40 TMC + possibility of NE monsoon for TN which will take care of drinking water needs. Do you have a source for this? TN is asking for water for irrigation and despite Karnataka telling any new water release comes at cost of drinking water supply if ...
by mnag
27 Sep 2016 08:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

Mnag, Not sure why you keep mis-representating the facts on 2nd and 3rd crop in TN delta. Do you have any supporting data that the rest of us don't? All the while you are arguing about KA magnanimously releasing water to TN and that they have released 40TMC water for this year. Let's be clear, KA d...
by mnag
26 Sep 2016 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

KA's idea of sharing is - we'll let you have some if we have overflow of our dams. That won't do. I completely understand that KA does need water for irrigation as its cultivated lands have expanded a lot since the agreement, and needs drinking water for Blr population which has exploded. Nobody is...
by mnag
25 Sep 2016 14:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

You are going in circles, the point of contention is KA's dams hold water for all the 4 states and not just for KA's own drinking water supply. Yet, time again you are bringing in Mettur to your discussion, the water level is 85ft and with effective dead storage starting at 74ft, there is not a lot...
by mnag
25 Sep 2016 12:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

^^Again, this is lahori logic. Why is Mettur relevant in this discussion?? We have 7 districts that is looking up for drinking water and irrigation. The water than KA stores in KRS is not KA's property, it's joint ownership of all the 4 states. You're only supporting what i said earlier. When TN al...
by mnag
24 Sep 2016 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

Sachin, KA claims the water in its dam is for its own drinking purposes, so it is indeed water thats supposed to go to TN, KL, PY. What they fail to understand is that all the water does not belong to them but to all the 4 states. Doesnt it look self contradictory? TN has 40-50 TMC in mettur which ...
by mnag
13 Sep 2016 15:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95340

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

I have been observing the cauvery water dispute for a long time. One constant has been that whenever the issue flares up, the sufferers have been common Tamil people in Bangalore. Tamils in Bangalore have been the target of Kannada chauvinists. But always there would be calls for both the Tamils an...
by mnag
02 Jan 2013 07:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273154

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

i am looking for a tablet that can allow me to play youtube simultaneously while browsing a website or reading a pdf. i have not been able to achieve this with android or ios. Does SurfaceRT allow this?
by mnag
29 Dec 2012 09:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Bihar is fastest growing state, Gujarat left behind - ET
Replies: 19
Views: 1777

Re: Bihar is fastest growing state, Gujarat left behind - ET

My income last yr was zero. Today, it is 10. My growth rate is infinity and so I shud be pm
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by mnag
03 Dec 2010 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318457

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Knowledge@wharton in the recent edition covers the 2G scam and indian corruption in general. Here are the links. It has some examples of how real people were harassed by the corrupt bureaucracy/politicians, but stops short of recommending any steps to mitigate the same. I tried to summarize it, but ...
by mnag
02 Dec 2010 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318457

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

did you hear him mention that the decision wrt Ambani's case was already fixed an the way im which Mukesh Ambani was approaching the case was not the best. i thought the courts were honest but after i listened to him, i get the impression i am wrong. did i interpret it correctly? :shock: :eek: :( :...
by mnag
02 Dec 2010 15:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318457

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Chawla comea across as an old man - in thinking in everything :) did you hear him mention that the decision wrt Ambani's case was already fixed an the way im which Mukesh Ambani was approaching the case was not the best. i thought the courts were honest but after i listened to him, i get the impres...
by mnag
30 Nov 2010 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318457

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

all channels - timesnow, ndtv and ibn are reporting here in the 9 PM program that PJ Thomas - the CVC may resign soon although their websites seem to suggest otherwise in some cases.
by mnag
30 Nov 2010 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1952
Views: 235626

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

reported in ibn: CWG shame: $ 20 mn owed to Aus companies http://ibnlive.in.com/news/cwg-shame-20-mn-dollars-owed-to-aus-companies/136177-3.html?from=tn New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for the government, fourteen Australian companies have claimed that they have still not been paid for their ser...
by mnag
26 Nov 2010 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318457

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Progress breeds progress. Success breeds success. Corruption will reduce when the present crop of leaders and people go away. Most of us will not be around when it does happen. 2 generations from 1991 is my calculation - 60 years or so. Meanwhile the country ought to keep plowing ahead. hope you're...
by mnag
29 Sep 2010 23:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 186190

Re: Issues faced by Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

Yes. Rs.70000 crores worth of corruption is certainly a lot. We must get rid of all the shoddy stuff created out of it. Let's start by knocking down Delhi Metro, New Delhi airport T3, dozens of interchanges and overpasses around Delhi, many kms of roads and freeways. After all, New Delhi doesn't ne...
by mnag
28 Sep 2010 07:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 357821

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

mutual fund managers were already crying after losing out customers. now they can blame their problems on high frequency trading. the recent flash crash including today's one should give them ammo to lobby for trading tax The Market War Between Traders and Investors Heats Up http://online.wsj.com/ar...
by mnag
28 Sep 2010 07:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 357821

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Brazil finance minister acknowledges the currency war http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/33ff9624-ca48-11df-a860-00144feab49a.html An “international currency war” has broken out, according to Guido Mantega, Brazil’s finance minister, as governments around the globe compete to lower their exchange rates to bo...
by mnag
27 Sep 2010 23:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 186190

Re: Issues faced by Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

He and his cronies have been well compenstated for his service. We should feel sorry for people like us who are totally powerless to do anything to punish these politicians. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/CWG-scam-Kalmadis-associates-bagged-travel-contracts/articleshow/6627692.cms I am beg...
by mnag
27 Sep 2010 23:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 186190

Re: Issues faced by Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

hilarious kalmadi interview on rediff at http://sports.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/sep/27/slide-show-1-india-will-win-70-medals-at-the-games-kalmadi.htm 'You should credit me with success after the Games' (if its a success, its because of me. if it fails, i still keep the loot) ... Asked how many med...
by mnag
27 Aug 2010 06:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 09, 2010
Replies: 2823
Views: 242828

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 09, 20

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/852264--third-terror-suspect-was-canadian-idol-contestant?bn=1 Yes, Paki. saw a hilarious comment by some reader on WSJ news article reporting the same at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703959704575454022456429444.html Well, this loser won't...
by mnag
27 Aug 2010 04:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 862
Views: 104715

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discuss

reported in WSJ. Three Charged in Alleged Canada Plot http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703959704575454022456429444.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond&mg=com-wsj#articleTabs%3Darticle found one reader response very hilarious Well, this loser won't get his 72 virgins in heav...
by mnag
14 Jun 2010 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 357821

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

I have read it. Although I dont believe some of the forecasts, the reasoning based on baby boomer behaviour and other economic cycles make it a good reading. Looks like he is not a perma bear as his previous book was "The Next Great Bubble Boom: How to Profit from the Greatest Boom in History, ...
by mnag
14 Jun 2010 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 359995

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Reported in NY Times: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world/asia/14minerals.html?no_interstitial. Based on the article, itseems this is significant and worth $1 Trillion. Would this mean the occupation will last far longer?
by mnag
12 Jun 2010 08:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 455840

Re: Global Economy

Britain now starts rona-dhona over criticism of BP by Obama. This has been reported in several places and here is one from NPR http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127775629 " The language and rhetoric of this dispute is going into the danger zone, is becoming too highly persona...
by mnag
11 Jun 2010 04:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 357821

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Soros: Risk Of Double Dip Recession Can't Be Ruled Out http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100610-708197.html?mod=WSJ_World_MIDDLEHeadlinesEurope VIENNA (Dow Jones)--The risk of a double dip recession due to current European public finances woes can't be ruled out, as credit problems are forcing E...
by mnag
07 Jun 2010 10:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5731
Views: 584188

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Thanks Nachiket for the info I had similar experience when our corporate jet had a similar close encounter with a commercial jet near san jose in california and autopilot took over forcing our flight to ascend quickly. What is needed to have similar thing deployed in india? Is it very expensive syst...
by mnag
07 Jun 2010 10:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 176318

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Reported in TOILEt paper US agency accuses India of expanding military N-site http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/-US-agency-accuses-India-of-expanding-military-N-site/articleshow/6018252.cms VIENNA: The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a Washington-based body which tend...
by mnag
06 Jun 2010 01:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5731
Views: 584188

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I had similar experience when our corporate jet had a similar close encounter with a commercial jet near san jose in california and autopilot took over forcing our flight to ascend quickly. What is needed to have similar thing deployed in india? Is it very expensive system?
by mnag
05 Jun 2010 22:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5731
Views: 584188

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Mid-air collision averted over Trichy http://www.zeenews.com/news631793.html Zeenews Bureau New Delhi: The cases of averted air mishaps are growing in the country by the day, with reports claiming a mid-air collision between two Air India and Jet Airways flights was averted on Saturday. Reports said...
by mnag
05 Jun 2010 11:12
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 354436

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

Karnataka bags investments worth Rs 4 trillion http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ktaka-reaps-bonanza-at-global-investors-meet/122053-7.html?from=tn Recently, Karnataka held the global investors meet to attract investment. CNN IBN reports the following (however, I dont get how 0.85bn$ = 4T Rs. i guess it is...
by mnag
04 Jun 2010 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 357821

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Similar article had appeared earlier at http://seekingalpha.com/article/177471-will-japan-default But i believe the japanes debt is held domestically unlike the debt of other countries. In addition, cant they print their way out of default? Japan May Spark Next Sovereign Debt Crisis, Kusano Global S...
by mnag
04 Jun 2010 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 612306

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Nice article from wallstreet journal. Reveals some details about the "peace activists" Turkey's Radical Drift: The Islamic charity behind the Gaza flotilla and its links to terror http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703561604575282423181610814.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop So...
by mnag
03 Jun 2010 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 581408

Re: Internal Security Watch

very worrisome news being reported by ibnlive J-K Police recover solar-powered missiles http://ibnlive.in.com/news/jk-police-recover-solarpowered-missiles/117019-3.html?from=justinhome Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police's special operations group have recovered a cache of sophisticated missiles from...
by mnag
28 May 2010 04:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 862
Views: 104715

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discuss

The Home Ministry wants an apology and other action from the High Commission within a week, warning that there will otherwise be retaliation and the Canadian officials going to Afghanistan via India will be denied permission . Can the gurus here educate on who these officials are? Does it only incl...

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