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by schowdhuri
21 Sep 2015 08:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1197
Views: 193226

Re: Indian IT Industry

Diploma dropout uses techie's documents to get loans, MNC jobs A diploma dropout not only got jobs at Mphasis and Convergys but also took loans from two banks and defaulted on payment. All this he did by impersonating a software engineer and misusing his academic certificates and other documents. -...
by schowdhuri
30 Jan 2015 18:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385770

Re: Indian IT Industry

Indian IT is fully ingrained into the world. India is no longer exempt from bad stuff happening around the world. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. My prediction is that the folks who joined IT just for the easy money will get weeded out and Indian IT will go up several notches in quality. This hap...
by schowdhuri
08 Jan 2015 07:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385770

Re: Indian IT Industry

true, throwing three 'bodies' at a problem where a more skilled person would manage is usually a recipe for problems and QA slips. Not necessarily. Don't go by the years. What should have been the 'more skilled person', has often morphed into the a) x people now report to me, and b) I am a manager,...
by schowdhuri
20 Oct 2014 07:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4367
Views: 828161

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Vaibhav, Ajay, I think my perspective is the fighting ability of our people stands on its own merit and also, their battle honors won't be taken away, by merely consigning some irrelevant names or traditions to the museum. The Brits may have given us an Army, but we have made it post independence i...
by schowdhuri
20 Oct 2014 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4367
Views: 828161

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Well, not to stir a hornets nest, but what relevance does this chin strap tradition have today. Hope, similar ones are slowly phased out. Seem like Brit public school eccentricities transferred to the "exotic" armies they commanded. But its the IAs call. True, it serves no purpose. I don'...
by schowdhuri
13 Jun 2014 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4367
Views: 828161

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

@srin Sir: I agree sir..but we keyboard warriors can only judge from our ends..like a scenario posted in this thread earlier of Siachen Glacier & the officer had to leave his jawan to die...it is very difficult to control as the circumstances are not under the ambit of control..the onus here is...
by schowdhuri
13 Jun 2014 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4367
Views: 828161

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

From what I have heard of the incident in NE which Lt. Gen. Suhag is being blamed for I can sum it up as follows: SFF units collaboratig with RAW deployed in NE were on a mission to nab terroists running ams racket through myanmar border..primarily Chindu weapons of all kinds Granades, guns, pistol...
by schowdhuri
13 Jun 2014 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4367
Views: 828161

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014



Another hatchet job by IE. This paper is foremost in putting armed forces down, even when it seems like it is praising it. Shekhar Gupta taught well before he left.
by schowdhuri
08 May 2014 18:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 886912

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I guess we can stop all the analysis: Congress will be back in 2014 with UPA3 Proof: The fact that Sonia Stooge Sampath has not even issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi for blatant violation of election rules (by rules, he should have been disqualified, forget a notice) and entering a booth where he is...
by schowdhuri
18 Mar 2014 09:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3797
Views: 323412

Re: Indian Education System

The problem in school is not exams or lack of them. There are two really big problems: 1) Teachers are not supposed to say anything negative regarding students. In practice this results in not being able to point out shortcoming/weaknesses to blatant lying. Some teachers get around this by writing n...
by schowdhuri
01 Nov 2013 09:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1707943

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Does BJP need such relics? Modi should tone down his rhetoric against Pakistan, says Jawant Sing h http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/431622/modi-should-tone-down-his-rhetoric-against-pakistan-says-jawant-singh.html?utm_source=ref_article Please see the video - the interviewer is cornering Jaswant to get...
by schowdhuri
02 Oct 2013 21:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1707943

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

fanne wrote:Why fkuent English is a milestone any1 should care about?


Never said you should care about - just something I observed, and getting additional capability is never a bad thing as far as I know.
by schowdhuri
02 Oct 2013 21:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1707943

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Anyone noticed how more and more English words are getting into Modi's speeches, and very nicely fitting in to. Someday, he is going to give a speech in fluent English.
by schowdhuri
26 Sep 2013 00:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1707943

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

[quote="harbans"]Why this fascination with the Red Fort? Why Mughal symbols? Trichi Rally preparation

Saffron fort, maybe... :rotfl:
by schowdhuri
15 May 2013 14:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 534058

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

here is a interesting product to supplement our M777 guns...the Denel T7/105mm on a Stryker vehicle. http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product3167.html this is portable inside C130, and hence can be flown into every airbase including the ALGs and self-deploy from there. getting systems like the Bhim in...
by schowdhuri
07 May 2013 05:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Folks will be glad to know that army units are controlled by the army (from today's Telegraph): The army has pointed out that apart from the ITBP, forces in eastern Ladakh comprise armoured, mechanised infantry and mountain infantry units — elements that will be the mainstay in a confrontational sit...
by schowdhuri
21 Apr 2013 19:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Before restructuring efforts, the Chinese seem to have understated their support staff also, while the IA states the full apportionment of support staff at all levels, say for example a standard infantry division. PLA being ~15000 IA being ~23000 (15k+8k). Typical manpower of an Inf. Div in IA is ~...
by schowdhuri
20 Apr 2013 09:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3797
Views: 323412

Re: Indian Education System

I was going through the History (part of EVS) book with my son who is in class 6. It states that the Vedas, Puranas etc are religious literature . On the other hand, non-religious or secular literature are by poets and foreign travellers. Examples are Kautalya’s arthashastra, Megasthenes Indica, and...
by schowdhuri
01 Apr 2013 14:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Personal story, one my father tells with great relish: When he joined his regiment as a first lieutenant in the 1950s, my father's commanding officer (Colonel rank) was the epitome of an officer and gentleman. The first evening in the mess when someone offered my father a drink, he declined saying ...
by schowdhuri
31 Mar 2013 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Please help me understand this video. The wagons with personnel do not seem crammed with equipment so its not clear why the soldiers should ride in them. Do the wagons have provision for urinating, defecating etc? This seems like a 'special' train, that is a whole regiment/battalion on the move (no...
by schowdhuri
30 Mar 2013 23:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

So we can all keep focusing on the salacious details of one incident or recognize in the words of the Bard that "Something was rotten in the state of Denmark." Quite a few yrs back (don't remember exactly when) India today carried an article on the changing Army, which mentioned that the ...
by schowdhuri
30 Mar 2013 14:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

CO is reposible for everything being OK in the unit, and everyone know it even though he cannot keep an eye on everyone and everything. There have been so many cases where I felt really bad because the CO was obviously not at fault, but still got exemplary punishment. Thats how the army works. A (Si...
by schowdhuri
29 Mar 2013 03:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Officers are not what they used to be, but that is due to changes in society, and army is not insulated from societial changes. Army has problem enough of its own without people trying to shove in corporate style affarmative action down its throat. Rajit, I don't know your background, but I do know ...
by schowdhuri
28 Mar 2013 19:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Sachin, Unfortunately, there are no clear cut answers - it depends on the people involved. Some sahayaks are treated with respect because of the closeness to the officer (and wife). They bring up issues & grievances from the ranks which would otherwise never come up (you cannot imagine how usefu...
by schowdhuri
28 Mar 2013 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

There are indeed many jawans who find a sahayak role 'demeaning'. There are (almost) never asked to perform that role. Sahayaks are (almost) always people who volunteer for the jobs (because it makes life easier). Sometimes those who become sahayaks are teased by others, and some choose to go back t...
by schowdhuri
08 Mar 2013 22:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

It's no different in any other field. Only 1 CEO, a few VPs and a hand full of Directors and couple of hundred managers would run a company with 100 K people. Without this cut throat competition and rejection at each level, we'll end up with a very top heavy structure loaded with people who didn't ...
by schowdhuri
03 Mar 2013 17:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1707943

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Is it there On youtube yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jU5VX4nvmlw try this one - clear audio, unlike many of the other videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMOJLGLUzbQ You will get the other speeches also here, not sure if I am imagining thibgs, but the tone of th...
by schowdhuri
02 Mar 2013 23:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 439783

Re: Indian Railways Thread

The lower level windows at platform level were a bit unnerving, but it was not uncomfortable. But were'nt the old double decker coaches non-A/C and with openable windows? I remember reading it some where (IRFCA??) that one big problem with such coaches was dust and waste particles getting sucked in...
by schowdhuri
02 Mar 2013 08:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 439783

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Same experiece as Prahaar. Several decades back (80's) we used to travel from Devlali (near Nasik) to Bombay in double decker train. The lower level windows at platform level were a bit unnerving, but it was not uncomfortable. That also reminds me of the fun of sitting in the front row on the upper ...
by schowdhuri
05 Feb 2013 18:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 534058

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Bofors 155mm gun field demo by Indian Army artillery jawans. The sweet sound of firing is just nostalgic. Bang Bang Bang on target. 8) E5pMSCv9-SU Ps: Go directly to 6:40 if you just want to see the firing of shells. Very nostalgic - the area diamond target same as it was 3 decades+ back. Those day...
by schowdhuri
13 Dec 2012 22:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 534058

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

are you referring to the 180 mm S-23s? No, This one (there is one lying in NDA, if anyone has visited that place, close to the Mig-21): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_7.2-inch_howitzer http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/7.2_inch_howitzers_at_Rhine_crossing_1945_IWM_B_15776.jpg
by schowdhuri
13 Dec 2012 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 534058

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Rohit Miyan... hats off to your grasp of IA's Arty TOE.. didn't understand the difference between Light and Field Regiments... maybe you need to describe this further in your blog post... thanks... Field Regts typically are equipped with 105mm IFG/LFG. Mountain Regts have LFG as standard equipment ...
by schowdhuri
13 Dec 2012 15:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 534058

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

WE have had the 105 SP discussion before - why do you think the Abbot SP was retired, that to so many years back, and the continuous struggle with Catapult SP etc right from the 80's?

105 SP got outdated over 3 decades back.
by schowdhuri
11 Dec 2012 07:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460968

Re: Indian Autos Thread

If you are talking about the highway, Nano is surely not meant for that. Have you driven one on the highway? My bong neighbor went from Chennai to Kolkota and back with family of 5 people in his nano. I have driven a friends nano, in and around Erode - Salem highway. Nano is adequate for highway. A...
by schowdhuri
05 Dec 2012 20:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460968

Re: Indian Autos Thread

let us consider a world of nanos only.. no other vehicle types are on the road say at 60kmph, head on collision happens. take that scenario... and compare it with say scorpio or safari or even amby. we all need to agree to a minimum set of standards in a car.. must haves.. and that is where I am sa...
by schowdhuri
12 Nov 2012 15:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385770

Re: Indian IT Industry

One of the big problems in IT proj mgmt is that activity is assumed to be progress. So, if there is lot of activity, PM will write something like 80% complete. Unfortunately, lots of activity does not mean lots of progress - it may not even mean little progress. Agile (done properly) is supposed to ...
by schowdhuri
31 Oct 2012 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Sanku wrote:
schowdhuri wrote: and note the formation sign.


Ok forgive me for being duh, but I can only see crossed Khukri's (regimental sign) and not the formation sign.

What am I missing in my understanding? :|


That's actually the 4 div sign, red eagle
by schowdhuri
31 Oct 2012 12:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

While all this hurts, much of it is true and cannot be glossed over. 4 div was indeed a punishment div. Just to let you know where I am coming from, here is a pic of my father during 1962 ops, and note the formation sign. http://www.mediafire.com/conv/ee74319416f4a7f2bd9925d6888703ca22f77e2f12e45799...
by schowdhuri
31 Oct 2012 08:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 235111

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Ouch! - http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2012/10/wake-up-generals.html So, Shukla is down to writing trash like this.......hmmmmm....could it be due to his new found avatar of being close to establishment? After all, if reports are to be believed, he was part of CORE GROUP of Track 2 delegation which ...

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