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by Karthik S
10 Dec 2018 21:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2531
Views: 400478

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Arima wrote:
Karthik S wrote:I hope Prof R Vaidyanathan is appointed. Full desi and good understanding of Indian society and economy.


how is he a best fit for the post head of monetary policy board??? :shock:


Looks like you are not awake of his background:

http://www.iimb.ac.in/node/4960
by Karthik S
10 Dec 2018 20:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2531
Views: 400478

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I hope Prof R Vaidyanathan is appointed. Full desi and good understanding of Indian society and economy.
by Karthik S
10 Dec 2018 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 826
Views: 146595

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Singha wrote:https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1070610956609355777


Have Type 45 destroyers received FOC to sail in warm waters :lol: ? IIRC, Last year all 6 of them were anchored due to various issues.
by Karthik S
07 Dec 2018 09:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Isn't Train 18 a replacement for Shatabdi class? Why to replace couplers when the train itself would be replaced?
by Karthik S
06 Dec 2018 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1636
Views: 202799

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India today launches rocket with 31 satellites – so why does UK send £100m EVERY YEAR? https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1052057/india-rocket-satellites-foreign-aid-new-delhi-space They still haven't figured it out. In 2035, I expect to see: India today launches rocket with 31 passengers – so wh...
by Karthik S
05 Dec 2018 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34851

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

$3.3 billion? Wonder what more is included in that figure.
by Karthik S
04 Dec 2018 19:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Even better video.



Some lag (expectedly) for train to go 180 from 170. But with nose cone on (and further modifications), it should accelerate even better.
by Karthik S
04 Dec 2018 19:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The E5/E6 designs were - as far as I can recall - not the result of conventional aerodynamic concerns . They’re all quite aerodynamic in that regard . The reason for the design is minimizing tunnel booms: Interesting story Yup, Japanese law requires tunnel exit noises to be restricted to 70dB. I re...
by Karthik S
04 Dec 2018 18:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

as speeds have increased the move to the bulbous flattened nose has come ... the older ones were sharp and graceful and even the original 1960s model (not in pic) is a strong and high looker like old wine It has to do with tunnel exit noise. The duck shaped nose helps in reducing the thunder sound ...
by Karthik S
03 Dec 2018 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 351237

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Yeah right, pakis don't acknowledge treaty of accession, but they want us to stay true to IWT?
BTW, I didn't mention between Russia and China, I meant to say if they were in our place, don't think they would have honored any agreement with pakis.
by Karthik S
03 Dec 2018 15:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 351237

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Gurus what are the ramifications of us completely stopping Indus water? Will it attract international sanctions? As this an international accord and not bilateral, will bodies like world bank create any trouble? Btw I assume China or Russia would have done it long back if they were in out place.
by Karthik S
03 Dec 2018 13:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)



180 KMPH cockpit view. Got to say, cockpit looks modern. BTW, overall train seemed stable. Next govt. must improve tracks and signalling in Shatabdi and Rajdhani routes to enable 200 KMPH.
by Karthik S
02 Dec 2018 23:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

First thing would be to convert these routes into 200 kmph capable tracks:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shatabdi_ ... bdi_trains
by Karthik S
02 Dec 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241359

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I recall Doval stating that Tanks won't be of much help in future wars to the north, missiles will matter the most, and wrt pakis, tanks will not be required at all, don't know what he meant by that.
by Karthik S
02 Dec 2018 19:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Now ICF should start working on tilting technology. Partner with Japan or Germany if required. Train 18 can be upgraded to 200 kmph tilting train. It will further reduce time.
by Karthik S
02 Dec 2018 18:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

There are plenty of such videos, here's one from Japan:

by Karthik S
02 Dec 2018 17:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)



Train 18 hitting 180 kmph. Decent stability as well.
Really waiting to see the 'Coin Stability check' in our HSR.

by Karthik S
27 Nov 2018 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1109
Views: 110440

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Realistically can we buy off an island ? An island with land reclamation can be turned into a big naval base. Is such purchase possible?
by Karthik S
27 Nov 2018 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1109
Views: 110440

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Long lease of an island sounds better idea.
by Karthik S
27 Nov 2018 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103945

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

If that's so, why is he keeping quiet at all the people (from PV to feminists) trying to desecrate his abode and harass and humiliate his worshipers ? I am sorry, I did not get you. So what was your expectations on Lord Ayyappa ? I mean did you expect him to arrive at the scene, riding on tigers an...
by Karthik S
26 Nov 2018 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 720
Views: 42222

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Haresh wrote:One of my cousins & her husband in England have converted


Who converts in England? Wayne Rooney is more popular than god there :lol:
by Karthik S
26 Nov 2018 19:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Isn't 180 kmph test planned? That's what Talgo could do.
by Karthik S
26 Nov 2018 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 720
Views: 42222

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

And even at the rate they are coming in and operating now, there will be a crisis sooner rather than later. Considering worst case scenario, what percentage of population you think would be converted at the most (20% to 25% my guess)? I know once, certain area attains certain percentage, due to she...
by Karthik S
26 Nov 2018 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 720
Views: 42222

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Everyone must do his bit. There is no other choice. Although it might not seem like it, if it were not for the measures against NGOs and tightening of tourist visa approvals, etc. by the current government, the situation would already be at crisis proportions. Not sure of that, so many EJs are comi...
by Karthik S
26 Nov 2018 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103945

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The FakerCop got his hands burned when he messed with an HC judge as per report in maloo media. He was summoned to the Sannidhanam by the judge for apology. The FakerCop then claimed that he went there to see Harivarasanam, and media reported that he got a 'selfie welcome' like a cine star. I am al...
by Karthik S
25 Nov 2018 22:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Cabin sounds very noise insulated. Divers should be feeling less fatigued at the end of the journey. Panels are very well laid out as well.
by Karthik S
25 Nov 2018 18:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

With hyperloop in the market, I think maglev will see very few takers.
by Karthik S
24 Nov 2018 17:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I think the Bangalore-Chennai-Hyderabad triangle can easily support HSR How many people travel on a regular basis (3-4 times per week), that reducing time will help? Creating a HSR for people travelling on weekends is not really a economically viable solution. My view HSR line should be between two...
by Karthik S
23 Nov 2018 19:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Southern triangle, Chennai-Bang, Bang - Hyd and Hyd - Chennai must be done first. These 3 cities have plenty of pax who can afford HSR, also for official visits, there are companies that can arrange for HSR travel for its employees.
by Karthik S
23 Nov 2018 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103945

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

How long Gandhiji 'fought'? What was the result of that fight? Quit India Movement failed by 1943. He should thank his maker (whoever that is for him) that SCB happened very close to QIM failure and then Indian Naval Mutiny happened, that led to independence and people now attribute independence to...
by Karthik S
23 Nov 2018 17:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 720
Views: 42222

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Sir that can't be called "china is saying disputed territory". They are adopting some Sun Tzu strategy to scare us into accepting SCS as their territory.
by Karthik S
23 Nov 2018 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 720
Views: 42222

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

TKiran wrote:Remember China is on record saying Andaman Nicobar islands is desputed territory.
:shock:

Where sir? Can you share any news or article?
by Karthik S
23 Nov 2018 16:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103945

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Calling it a 'fight' is bit of a tall claim. yes, if you meant there was a lack of AK47s and deaths\ Not talking about AKs etc. Let me put it this way, what's the end result of the fight? We won or we lost? Try to recall defense and offensive defense talk of Doval. The other side has to get victory...
by Karthik S
23 Nov 2018 16:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103945

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

hnair wrote:the ayyapas fought and fought well this time


Calling it a 'fight' is bit of a tall claim.
by Karthik S
23 Nov 2018 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 720
Views: 42222

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Why is home ministry trying to bury it under the carpet? Fear of getting embarrassed as to how this guy got into India and reach to a protected Island away from main land?
by Karthik S
22 Nov 2018 22:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2930
Views: 359781

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Important point

"The key results of the study is that the high speed railways on the route is not only feasible but also manageable."


Would be nice to Siemens Velaro between Bangalore and Chennai.
by Karthik S
22 Nov 2018 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103945

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Grand ‘Hindu Samajotsav’ In Kasaragod: Yogi Adityanath To Give Clarion Call Supporting Sabarimala Devotees https://swarajyamag.com/insta/grand-hindu-samajotsav-in-kasaragod-yogi-adityanath-to-give-clarion-call-supporting-sabarimala-devotees?fbclid=IwAR0WPEAykzSsZ74bY0rBQpXApmW1yG6dJH_2pcdbfkmtiA6Hs...
by Karthik S
22 Nov 2018 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103945

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Pilgrimage goes on with less foot-fall, and now GoKL and TDB praying for more devotees to come (and give them more money). So can we assume that GoKL won't be escorting more women in the bracket? Have they realized it can't be done now? Because praying for more devotees means more difficult to esco...

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