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by James
29 Jan 2018 16:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1120
Views: 147011

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Here's more proof (if any was needed) that the MSM always tries to portray things negatively. Few days ago, there was an Oxfam report that said that the top 1% in India have 73% of the total wealth. This was portrayed as a big example of income inequality and everybody went to town with this, includ...
by James
13 Jan 2018 08:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4330
Views: 288330

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I think that Jet has also deployed an A330 on a morning departure from Mumbai to Delhi. Given that the NMIA will take at least 3 more years to commence operations, existing and future passenger traffic growth, limited no. of slots at CSIA, i’d be surprised, if we DON’T see more wide body aircraft on...
by James
12 Jan 2018 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2444
Views: 408679

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Any links for live feed of the launch?
by James
31 Aug 2017 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 99511

Re: Positive News from the USA

US R US (Union of Socialist Republic United States) on the lines of Toy R Us?
by James
31 Aug 2017 13:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 452527

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I have a few questions on the basic working of DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) which is to replace the PDS (Public Distribution System) of foodgrains. Currently, the PDS shops provide foodgrains at a subsidized rate [pls note all examples used are hypothetical nos, and may or may not be the correct on...
by James
25 Aug 2017 21:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4147
Views: 272290

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

^^ Assuming of course that Carolina herself wins her QF match against Nozomi Okuhara.
by James
02 Aug 2017 12:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 269918

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Female PTI MNA Attacks Pseudo Pashtun Imran Khan . Ayesha Gulalai quits PTI, says honour of women not safe because of Imran Khan :eek: :eek: :eek: "I was shocked," she continued. "I saw many of their [PTI members'] misdeeds. One of them is that they send inappropriate text messages. ...
by James
27 Jul 2017 14:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 452527

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Part of the reason for decline in exports was also due to reduction in crude oil prices. As you know, we export a fair bit of refined petroleum products. Of course, imports also went down due to decline in crude oil prices, but it also drove down exports of the finished POL products. Also, in 2016-1...
by James
27 Jul 2017 07:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 452527

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ Two things not explicitly stated but alluded to are: (i) Stronger rupee would negatively impact India's export competitiveness. Of course, as mentioned in the report, a stronger rupee helps to bring down the import bill, but as commodity prices are already quite low, a stronger rupee does not giv...
by James
14 Jul 2017 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 31792

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

A stone thrower is a terrorist who has not yet started carrying a gun. It is important to internalize this first, so that necessary action can be taken. And after that action is taken, AFSPA does exist to provide cover to the forces.
by James
23 Jun 2017 07:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4330
Views: 288330

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Also, SIN-BOM by Singapore Airlines. One of 3 daily flights is an A-380.
by James
10 Jun 2017 19:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 47296

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

Third and fourth orbit raising done and solar arrays deployed. http://www.isro.gov.in/update/10-jun-2017/third-orbit-raising-operation-of-gsat-19-satellite-has-been-successfully-carried http://www.isro.gov.in/update/10-jun-2017/fourth-and-final-orbit-raising-operation-of-gsat-19-satellite-has-been h...
by James
06 Jun 2017 19:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7745
Views: 585424

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Best not to discuss it if it is unsubstantiated. There were rumors of CIC being much more than RBI realized or was tracking. I'm not sure the mechanisms in place are adequate even now. Hopefully they will introduce new notes every 5 years and flush out all fake (or legally double printed) currency ...
by James
30 May 2017 17:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7745
Views: 585424

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^ There are 2 separate issue here: one is related to inoperative or dormant accounts. IIRC, dormant accounts are those where there is no customer initiated transaction for more than 2 years. The key here is customer initiated. So interest credit in savings account is not considered as customer initi...
by James
30 May 2017 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 452527

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

SaraLax wrote:
JohnTitor wrote:I see. Is it just non-Indian entities that issue them?

IIRC - the most recent entity that usedthis Masala Bonds route of raising money was HDFC Bank.


Not HDFC Bank but the mortgage lender HDFC Ltd.
by James
30 May 2017 15:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 452527

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

No, in fact it will typically be only Indian entities that issue them. It is one more source of raising funds for Indian corporates - other than equity, bank borrowings and domestic corporate bonds. While masala bonds will typically be priced higher than bonds issued in USD, from the corporate's poi...
by James
17 May 2017 11:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4330
Views: 288330

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

air asia the biggest LCC in ASEAN region operates out of bangkok main airport and the LCC terminal in singapore(connected by a short monorail) not a separate airport. in india I think aviation fuel cost + taxes, parking fees, AAI fees, security fees, terminal space rental, landing fees, UDF are qui...
by James
02 May 2017 10:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2263
Views: 238253

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

What about the rolling stock for the 2 DFCs? Have they been finalized and where will they be manufactured? Did a cursory search on this and found this in Aug'16: http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/locomotives/indian-railways-abandons-japanese-locomotive-procurement.html?channel=000 Hope they get t...
by James
22 Mar 2017 11:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2850
Views: 276343

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

^^ Yes, they can call it CHecking Authority for Khatna Halal Assurance or CHAKHA for short.
by James
02 Feb 2017 05:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 452527

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

But I think, NaMo is keeping some powder dry for next two budgets keeping 2019 in mind.. There's only 1 more budget to go - 2018. There won't be a full budget presented by the current government in 2019, it will only be a vote on account to cover the first 3 or 4 months of FY 2019-20. The govt. tha...
by James
19 Jan 2017 09:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4330
Views: 288330

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ With regard to the airlines, the Middle East airlines get enormous implicit and explicit subsidies from their governments - most of the western airlines are also not able to compete with them and are crying foul. At the same time, the ME airlines function in the manner of pvt. sector companies es...
by James
21 Dec 2016 15:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7745
Views: 585424

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/lower-rates-for-merchants-to-push-digital-deals-cms-panel/articleshow/56094547.cms These rates needed to be removed and instead cash transactions - withdrawals needed to be charged . At present large cash transactions are charged, and that needed to extend t...
by James
06 Dec 2016 04:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3972
Views: 161134

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

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Even with things like deposit protection, India has none. If an indian bank failed, all deposits would be lost and all depositors loose everything.
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^ Not true. In India, deposits upto Rs 1 lac are protected. See this :

https://m.rbi.org.in//SCRIPTs/FAQView.aspx?Id=64
by James
02 Dec 2016 14:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7745
Views: 585424

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sachin - you are right that crunch is deliberate. At this point , the BM outside is the ones that cannot go into bank. From a control pov, It makes no sense to have lots of new notes out , that a secondary exchange is set up outside of banks. I know this 30℅ fee for exchange is there but I believe ...
by James
25 Nov 2016 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 321503

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

partha wrote:SSji,

Another strange statement Raheel Shariff has made yesterday in one of his farewell tour stops - "I hope relationship between army and the nation continues even after I retire".

wut?


^^ Army as looter and nation as lootee.
by James
05 Oct 2016 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 287342

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1161004/jsp/nation/story_111827.jsp#.V_PfZxQrKM9 Congress confirms noiseless surgical strikes SANJAY K. JHA New Delhi, Oct. 3: The Congress today confirmed that surgical strikes deep inside Pakistani territory had been silently carried out in the past but refrained fro...
by James
19 Aug 2016 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 846
Views: 21441

Re: BR Forum Feedback

When I click on the Great Indian Political Drama thread, it takes me to the Beef Eating Thread. Pls look into this. I know that most politicians are given to talking bull, so this kind of makes sense, but still... :)
by James
06 May 2016 14:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4330
Views: 288330

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ Well, the Mumbai - Delhi route consistently features in the top 10 routes in the world in terms of passengers flown, seat capacity and no. of aircraft movements per day b/w 2 cities. See this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_busiest_passenger_air_routes Plus a large majority of internatio...
by James
19 Apr 2016 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2009
Views: 172962

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Masood Azhar issue: India uses Uighur card to up the ante against China NEW DELHI: With India pressing China to explain its reasons for the "technical hold" on designating Masood Azhar a global terrorist, China has responded by saying India should consult with Pakistan. Speaking to TOI in...
by James
04 Mar 2016 08:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2263
Views: 238253

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Continuing on the rail electrification piece, lot of other aspects also need to be taken into a/c: 1. As per the annual report for 2014-15, there were a total of 5,714 diesel locomotives. The same report mentions that the net addition of electric locos in that year was 152 (additions less scrapped)....
by James
06 Jan 2016 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4475
Views: 237089

Re: Deterrence

Could the NKo test be a signal from China / Pak to us to make us think twice about taking any retaliatory action for Pathankot? The timing surely can't just be a coincidence?
by James
30 Mar 2010 16:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5068
Views: 425712

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I have used both Metro stations several times. Park Kultury was a few minutes from my apartment. Both stations are fairly well guarded. The cops are visible and armed and have been for a long time. They routinely pull out people of `Caucasus appearance' from the crowd, to check their documents. Lub...
by James
25 Mar 2010 17:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 342397

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Exports of automobiles are doing well. A total of 1.645 million cars have been exported during the 11 months period ended February 2010: Auto exports up 16 per cent in Apr-Feb FY10 The units figure of 1.645 million is unlikely to comprised of only cars considering that the domestic industry size it...

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