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by Sriman
17 Apr 2014 14:04
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 468574

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Voting at my nearest polling station was brisk. There were long queues at 8 AM but by the time i voted (10AM), there were around 75 people between the 3 booths. This is for Bangalore Rural constituency. This assembly segment (Bangalore South) has been typically held by BJP of late but since this is ...
by Sriman
13 Mar 2014 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 71731

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

If it was indeed diverted intentionally, what are the odds that it flew east towards Philippines over Spartly Islands?
by Sriman
12 Mar 2014 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 71731

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Someone posted this on the Aviation Forums:

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by Sriman
15 Jan 2014 12:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5245
Views: 409560

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Bloomsbury withdraws 'The Descent of Air India', with an apology to Praful Patel

http://www.moneylife.in/article/bloomsb ... 35972.html
by Sriman
24 Dec 2013 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 118362

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

http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2465302115_pFN6nDr?albumId=28991139&albumKey=nmrgS8&width=1024&height=768 Check around 2:35 mark. It's slower on the original video. It looks like the new video is a little sped up. Of course, this is not to disparage the agility of the aircraft. It...
by Sriman
23 Dec 2013 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 118362

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

Tejas IOC movie from the hangars of HAL ADA Check the insane rate at which the Tejas rolls away from the video starting here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iQh8fSPR-RU#t=146 Someone please 1. Compute rate of roll 2. Show me other aircraft videos doing that That footage...
by Sriman
15 Dec 2013 12:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 368113

Re: Indian Autos Thread

The Hyderabad Volvo was carrying firecrackers. Quelle Surprise! http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/volvo-bus-fire-probe-reveals-driver-was-on-double-duty/article5462447.ece The driver of the ill-fated Hyderabad-bound Volvo bus was overstressed and there were firecrackers inside the vehicle, accor...
by Sriman
13 Dec 2013 15:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: NoKo after "Dear Leader" Kim
Replies: 149
Views: 4485

Re: NoKo after "Dear Leader" Kim

^^
Yes. As per rumours, starving dogs were used. :shock:
by Sriman
13 Dec 2013 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: NoKo after "Dear Leader" Kim
Replies: 149
Views: 4485

Re: NoKo after "Dear Leader" Kim

Kim Jong Un’s Purge of His Uncle May Test Ties With China http://world.time.com/2013/12/09/kim-jong-uns-purge-of-his-uncle-may-test-ties-with-china/ North Korea today confirmed that Kim Jong Un’s once powerful uncle Jang Song Taek, has been purged — and purged in a spectacular fashion. In a televis...
by Sriman
07 Dec 2013 11:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 168013

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Any recommendations for a smartphone around Rs 22K? I see Nexus 4 and Lumia 920 at that range. The Nexus is obviously kitted out better, but my sister wants something with either generous space or expandable memory. Anything else i'm missing out on (Nexus 5 will be an overkill). The budget can be st...
by Sriman
02 Dec 2013 13:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 115766

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/120223-f-zz999-603.jpg marshallah, 40 of these sharp nosed arab horses would spread peace, love and democracy all the way from kashgar to hainan. if wishes were horses! note: for people who usually bash me for maximalist rants, these are NOT blac...
by Sriman
16 Nov 2013 19:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: World Chess Champion Anand defends his title.
Replies: 358
Views: 8082

Re: World Chess Champion Anand defends his title.

Marten wrote:He looks just so frikking despondent. No way he will recover from this.
Losing his temper as well. Never seen this, so...

:(
Just saw this on twitter:
"Doing your best is doing your best, I don't know why you can't seem to understand English."- Anand

What question prompted that answer?
by Sriman
13 Nov 2013 20:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: World Chess Champion Anand defends his title.
Replies: 358
Views: 8082

Re: World Chess Champion Anand defends his title.

KJoishy wrote:Youtube seems to have stopped telecase.

It's not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmaKaH77RCE
by Sriman
05 Nov 2013 10:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 115662

Re: Indian Police Reform

ramana wrote:Is the full text of the following available for reading?

...Sorabjee Committee’s recommendations

http://www.vifindia.org/document/2006/d ... -committee
by Sriman
30 Oct 2013 20:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 368113

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I am still confused as to how a diesel tank can catch fire so easily as is being claimed. Perhaps one of the gurus can explain? I sure hope someone checks out if the bus was carrying some flammable material as 'parcel' in its underbelly hold. That could perhaps be an explanation for the fire spread...
by Sriman
27 Oct 2013 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 467
Views: 70581

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

NRao wrote:Does the forum side of BR go off-line ever so often?

The right side on the main page (forum section) goes totally blank at least once a day.

Every day (around 3:30 PM EST if i remember correctly), the forum server goes down for backing up. I've rarely seen it go down otherwise.
by Sriman
26 Oct 2013 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2969
Views: 224282

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Now, Aga Khan isnt an acting or ex-Head of State then how come the VayuSena thoks a Salaam http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs47/f/2009/173/1/7/salute_emoticon_by_sheep0creator.gif to him? I don't understand it fully, but i think he's considered a royal and a head of state because of his position within ...
by Sriman
23 Oct 2013 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 168013

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Singhaji. I wonder how this situation can be remedied to the favour of millions of desi coders? Why cant India produce a huge number of globally successful startups? Lets say you have 100 rupees to start a company in India...it seems like you would rather start a Infosys - outsourcing unit (and tak...
by Sriman
19 Oct 2013 18:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: New Moderators - Batch of 2013
Replies: 119
Views: 7520

Re: New Moderators - Batch of 2013

Rahul M wrote:anyway, post count is hardly a barometer to gauge a poster's worth.

Absolutely. I mean, i'm not even an Oldie.
by Sriman
15 Oct 2013 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 168013

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Takla is the new Mahdi. Long live the Mahdi!

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... d-stone#p1
by Sriman
08 Oct 2013 17:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 289743

Re: Indian IT Industry

An excellent interview with Ravi Venkatesan on Indian IT industry:

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/7itrA ... e-com.html
by Sriman
07 Oct 2013 23:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: New Moderators - Batch of 2013
Replies: 119
Views: 7520

Re: New Moderators - Batch of 2013

Congratulations! Excellent selections. I hope this bring Hu Nair saar out of hibernation :mrgreen:
by Sriman
03 Oct 2013 16:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 168013

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Just noticed that the price of 1st Gen Nexus 7 has dropped to 10K from 15K. Is it still a good buy? Or a bit old in tooth now? I can live with the screen resolution etc. Thanks RB. Maulers in India, any other tablets in that range i should be considering? I'm guessing when chacha does release Gen 2...
by Sriman
02 Oct 2013 09:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 168013

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Just noticed that the price of 1st Gen Nexus 7 has dropped to 10K from 15K. Is it still a good buy? Or a bit old in tooth now? I can live with the screen resolution etc.
by Sriman
17 Sep 2013 10:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 289743

Re: Indian IT Industry

^^
Had a chance to work briefly with a captive unit based out of Hungary. Very smart folks and they were very thorough.
by Sriman
15 Sep 2013 11:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1089
Views: 106525

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

Sire, I recommend Uttarahalli area (South-West Bangalore). Its approx 9-10 km distance from Majestic (Busstand) and is developing pretty fast with every major bank having branches, pretty good connectivity and tons of schools and eateries. You can check out Siri Homes (no website) and you may get 3...
by Sriman
29 Aug 2013 10:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 289743

Re: Indian IT Industry

Ashok Vemuri has quit Infosys. Lined up for the iGate top job apparently.
by Sriman
25 Aug 2013 11:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 168013

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

MS has quietly been revamping it's Servers and Tools business and i think they're making good progress. SQL Server seems much more mature and i see quite a few companies going in for MSBI stack as well. Data Integration and BI was never their strength but their latest offerings there are quite compe...
by Sriman
27 Jun 2013 14:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 289743

Re: Indian IT Industry

interesting. Link says their annual revenue is $200M, but planning to sell the company for $130M? Usually, it should be around 5-7 times revenue right? My guess would be that the $200M sales amount being mentioned refers to the ticket sales amount and not the money Redbus.in made off those tickets.
by Sriman
23 Jun 2013 21:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1465
Views: 125797

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Correct me if I'm wrong but the ORR is wider than Chennai 100 ft road right! In places the 100 feet road pinches to 80 feet even and there is a metro running right over it. No reason ORR can not have overground metro. The metro goes through far narrower areas, but the amount of traffic density on O...
by Sriman
16 Jun 2013 18:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5245
Views: 409560

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

BIAL is no Dilli T3 but i like the airport, especially after GVK took over. I haven't been to HYD airport, but dad who's been to HYD was very impressed. I think the issues with Oiropean airlines for desi passengers has been well established by now. I will not fly through Europe if i can help it (hav...
by Sriman
05 Jun 2013 22:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 289743

Re: Indian IT Industry

I spent a lot of time recruiting people in India (for a software product startup) the last few years. I eventually came to realize that the outsourcing companies have actually done a pretty good job of matching their business model with the quality of their input (i.e. employees). With the lack of ...
by Sriman
26 May 2013 09:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 168013

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Saw a Micromax Canvas HD few days ago. Looked very good: pretty responsive, good screen etc. Has anyone used it longer? Seems great VFM at 14.5K.
by Sriman
22 May 2013 22:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 168013

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

That set probably sells for $1000 before tax in B&M stores in the US. In India, I doubt that size is being assembled within country. Last I recall was that up to 46" LCD panels were being assembled in country. This one is most likely imported from SE Asia or Korea. So, we're looking at $10...
by Sriman
21 May 2013 13:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 289743

Re: Indian IT Industry

sum wrote:^^WTF?

Again a sexual harassment case in his next co too?

He's claiming its the same lawyer from the first case is behind this as well, but admits to the relationship. Why would you get into a relationship with a subordinate when you've already been sued once for harrassment?
by Sriman
18 May 2013 22:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 98177

Re: BR Forum Feedback

PS: I can access the homepage but not the forum. Something to do about the login credentials? What happens when you access the forum index page? Do you see a 'Page cannot be displayed' error? It's most likely a DNS issue. Which ISP are you on? If you're getting the 'Page cannot be displayed' error,...
by Sriman
09 May 2013 00:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 468574

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Few more points in addition to those articulated by Shaardula: 1. BJP had to go all out to woo Lingayat/NoKa voterbase away from Yeddi after the split happened. It didn't work and it was always going to backfire in the other regions. It wasn't even subtle: Radio ads with NoKa accents, Shettar saying...
by Sriman
05 May 2013 13:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 468574

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

This is about Bangalore: Enthusiasm of voters was particularly evident in the city, with techies working in the information technology sector going out in large numbers to elect their representatives. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/karnataka-brisk-polling-as-elections-begins-on-strong-note/11117...

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