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by VenkataS
21 Jun 2019 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3839
Views: 769091

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

HOW DOES ISRO’S GSLV MK-III FARE AGAINST SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL ROCKETS?
https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/ ... 41311.html
by VenkataS
13 Jun 2019 18:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3220
Views: 566385

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We need to exploit roof top solar power aggressively. We need EVs because of the amount of pollution in our cities. This level of pollution for example in Delhi will affect the health of the citizens. However we should be buying locally manufactured solar panels and battery packs. We must not rely o...
by VenkataS
11 Apr 2019 02:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3220
Views: 566385

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I understand your perspective, but I'm afraid that's is an artificial construct assiduously created by the western press, specifically the European one (not in US - I'll explain). Exchange rates matter, to a point. What is the difference between a Rs.250 haircut and GBP15 haircut ? Nothing. There s...
by VenkataS
10 Apr 2019 04:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3220
Views: 566385

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMF WEO 2019 is out: IMF World Economic Outlook: GDP PPP ... India nominal GDP: $3 trillion Chinese nominal GDP surged from $2774.29 Trillion in 2006 to $11226.19 Trillion in 2015. That is a growth of more than 4 times in 9 years (doubling twice within that time-span). That means that they were gro...
by VenkataS
26 Feb 2019 00:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3402
Views: 479851

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/1-in-works-railways-to-study-10-more-bullet-train-corridors/articleshow/68119972.cms New Bullet Trains routes in consideration. They should add Chennai - Hyderabad to it. Also Chennai - Bhubaneshwar. It shall be spectacular along the coast. Ignoring Hyderab...
by VenkataS
13 Feb 2019 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2323
Views: 328682

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Interesting points Lilo.. can you explain a bit more about the t-series thingy? I didnt follow the entire mess. One thing though, as long as India was "poor", curries, yoga and call-center, many of these jokers were pretending to be civil. As we keep advancing and websites like WEF push t...
by VenkataS
29 Jan 2019 07:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3220
Views: 566385

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Why are the Chinese producing (and perhaps consuming) more than 10 times as much steel as a similarly sized US economy (1.2 times US economy in PPP terms). Does it indicate the difference in manufacturing economies of the two countries or is it because of the scale of construction going on in China ...
by VenkataS
17 Oct 2018 05:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3220
Views: 566385

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yep. What works for the US would not work for India. When US offloads its manufacturing to China and gets benefited by cheaper good (they get more bang for the buck), they end up with large trade deficit. But the US can afford to run large deficit because of USD' status of reserve currency. If US s...
by VenkataS
26 Aug 2018 17:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417515

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Swimming is something that we should absolutely go for. There are a lot of medals to be had in swimming (123 in total and 41 golds)(Also this does not include Diving which has 14 events on its own). Japan and China each won 19 golds and 52 and 50 medals respectively from swimming alone at this years...
by VenkataS
22 Aug 2018 00:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3220
Views: 566385

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

According to IMF estimates for 2018 India is now a $10 trillion dollar economy ($10.385 Trillion to be precise) in PPP terms: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2018/01/weodata/weorept.aspx?pr.x=48&pr.y=6&sy=2017&ey=2018&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=...
by VenkataS
12 Jul 2018 00:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 866655

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

This is a radical thing to consider but is needed so that we do not suffer from any import lobbies in the future and ensure that build a strong local defense industry. Tejas is sufficiently developed now for us to do this. Blanket ban on any foreign fighter imports from now onwards. Probably muster ...
by VenkataS
11 Jul 2018 23:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3220
Views: 566385

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yes if we continue to grow between 7-10% per year over the next 10 years, keep our inflation down and keep our merchandise trade deficit within control then we have a decent chance of being a ~$10 Trillion economy in nominal terms by 2028. Our services trade surplus coupled with remittances and FDI ...
by VenkataS
16 Apr 2018 07:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417515

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Suraj - Organizing CWG, AG, OGs or World Championships will boost the local economy of the city/state that it is held in. We do need international level sports infrastructure in every major city in the country. Big sporting events will boost public interest in sports and encourage further investment...
by VenkataS
15 Apr 2018 18:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417515

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

BTW - Why aren't we hosting Asian games anymore. The last time we hosted AGs was in 1982. They have already been allocated until 2026. That is a long time without hosting games that should be within our reach. In the meantime between 1982 and 2026, South Korea and China would have been hosts three t...
by VenkataS
15 Apr 2018 18:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417515

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

26 Gold, 20 Silver, 20 Bronze
Not a bad performance by India.
by VenkataS
14 Apr 2018 11:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417515

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I am wondering why India did not negotiate and ask for retaining the same number of medals in wrestling, shooting, weightlifting and boxing. They should have negotiated under the threat of leaving the Commonwealth if our core sports are not included at the same levels in the future. Our TV market sh...
by VenkataS
14 Apr 2018 03:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417515

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

http://bwfbadminton.com/rankings/2/bwf- ... &page_no=1
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are ranked 21st in MD
Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra are ranked 25th in XD

This is an improvement from a couple of years ago right?
by VenkataS
16 Nov 2017 04:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 543059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I remember seeing a discussion about this several years ago. We were on pace to hit $1 trillion in trade volume in early 2010s but faltered along the way. Total merchandise trade volume actually decreased from $760 billion in 2011 to $758 billion in 2015. Hopefully that will not be the case going fo...
by VenkataS
14 Oct 2017 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3839
Views: 769091

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

If I am right about the rumors I am hearing - wait for the announcement by LIGO Team at 7 AM (California Time) on October 16. (It seems that CXO noticed a pulse when two Neutron stars merged and which may be officially confirmed by Gravitational Wave team and may be even by another optical telescop...
by VenkataS
20 Jul 2017 05:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1053965

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If a war does happen we should grab twice the land that they have grabbed from us in the past before a cease fire is declared. This is so that when they eventually come to the negotiating table we would at worst only lose the additional half that we grabbed and retain the part that we have lost to t...
by VenkataS
07 Jul 2017 03:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1053965

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

2) Hold: Pragmatists want this We cannot cede anymore strategic depth to them, we have done that enough in the past. We have enough trump cards to play as well starting with de-legitimizing Chinese occupation of Tibet. If push comes to shove we should occupy Chumbi valley as well and hold on to it.
by VenkataS
28 Jun 2017 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1053965

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Chinese only understand show of force. Us not showing it is considered a sign of weakness. We should publicly lay a claim to larger and larger land parcels in Tibet as our own until they stop with this foolishness. For every 100 SQ Kms of Indian territory that they lay a claim on we should lay a cla...
by VenkataS
24 Jun 2017 15:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1534
Views: 223308

Re: India's Power Sector

The dark side of plummetting solar prices http://www.forbesindia.com/article/special/the-dark-side-of-plummeting-solar-prices/47357/1 According to the above the primary advantages for Chinese manufacturers is the availability of low cost debt at scale and the domestic sourcing of raw materials. I wo...
by VenkataS
31 May 2017 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3839
Views: 769091

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I notice that there is only one road "Sriharikota Road" leading into SDSC and SHAR. For such a high profile installation shouldn't we have an additional road as backup?
by VenkataS
12 May 2017 02:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 543059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Mods : I am hoping that these inline images are not a violation and that you will allow them to remain as they are very illustrative. I collected some information and produced this table and chart (with help from Chacha and based on World Bank data). It shows the importance of sustained economic gro...
by VenkataS
25 Apr 2017 00:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 543059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Assuming that our GDP is $2.6 Trillion this year. In 10 years (by 2027 and assuming average annual inflation rate is 3% and assuming a 2% average Rupee appreciation per year) we can be a: $8 trillion economy if we grow at an annualized GDP growth rate of 7% per year (total average growth rate per ye...
by VenkataS
17 Aug 2016 04:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417515

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Excellent match by PV Sindhu to beat Wang Yihan and reach the semifinals. She beat her 22-20, 21-19. Her net play was excellent. She moved Wang Yihan around the court and probably tired her. She was down most of the first game but somehow pulled out a win in it. I really liked her temperament in the...
by VenkataS
18 May 2016 04:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 216750

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

It does not matter if the technology was handed to SpaceX on a platter. What is stopping ISRO from doing the same thing and cultivating capable private Indian players in the space market. What ISRO is doing is cool and what SpaceX is doing is cool as well. They are treading new territory with respec...
by VenkataS
29 Apr 2016 01:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1073
Views: 132575

Re: Indian IT Industry

First year they have crossed $100 billion exports. That is awesome.
by VenkataS
28 Aug 2015 02:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 216750

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

One of the commentators in the broadcast mentioned that the target was to have 6 PSLV launches and 2 GSLV launches in a year in the near future.

The next GSLV MK II launch will be in June/July 2016 according to the mission director.
by VenkataS
30 Jun 2015 00:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 430
Views: 23947

Re: Indian investments thread

Should I hold on to TTM or sell it. I bought (Tata Motors) here in the US about a couple of months ago as it looked like about the only stock that I could buy directly in the US. I have lost more than 20% on it over this time (from $42 to $34 now). I initially intended to hold on to it over the long...
by VenkataS
29 Jun 2015 23:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 123954

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

^ China went from $2 trillion in 2005 to a $10 trillion in 2014. I would be surprised if we do not cross $4 trillion in 2020 (unless the World economy tanks completely). If Modi is at the helm for 10 years we should be more than half the Chinese economy by 2025. Hopefully it is not all wishful think...
by VenkataS
01 May 2015 04:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 430
Views: 23947

Re: Indian investments thread

Guys - I have a basic question. How can I invest in Indian mutual funds in rupees (such as HDFC Balanced Fund). I am an NRI based in the US. If there is a way for me to invest which ones do you recommend I should choose. I plan to hold these long term. Currently I have an account with Fidelity.
by VenkataS
24 Apr 2015 00:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 123954

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Our GDP PPP improved by $620 billion between 2014 and 2015 according to IMF. That is a good chunk of change. BTW China's GDP PPP increased by $706 billion during the same period. We are moving towards closing the gap here. However China's nominal GDP increased by $831 billion during the same period ...
by VenkataS
11 Apr 2015 02:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 123954

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Arshyam - I cannot see a video link in your post with respect to Modi speaking about Education. Can you please edit your post.
by VenkataS
04 Apr 2015 05:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417515

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Agreed, awesome stuff by both Saina and Srikanth. I did not think we would have world's number 1 singles player in women's and world's number 4 singles player in men's so soon (and at the same time). Now we need more players in the top 10 in both men's and women's singles. However we seem to be weak...
by VenkataS
24 Jan 2015 05:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 120448

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Tulsi is not SDRE. She has a white mother and Polynesian father. Her mother who is a practicing Hindu introduced her to Hinduism (AC Bhaktivedanta school I believe). She was raised a Hindu and is a practicing and proud Hindu (first Hindu member of congress). She used the Bhagavad Gita for her sweari...
by VenkataS
18 Nov 2014 01:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4996
Views: 417515

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I am wondering if the Lee Chong Wei doping scandal has affected the way Chinese players "prepare" for these tournaments! Irrespective of the above, great achievement by Srikanth Kidambi. I saw the match, he was playing better than Lin Dan throughout the match. Being down 17-19 in the first...
by VenkataS
01 Jul 2014 00:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 186653

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

I have a Lumia 520 that I bought in the US for $50 off-contract at a Microsoft retail store (they even gave a case for the phone for free). I am using this as a stop gap until my two year contract ends in Jan 2015 (the previous phone that I had fell and went kaput, I had the phone in the pocket whil...

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