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by Atish
03 Oct 2018 20:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2203
Views: 344180

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Lehmann was bankrupt many times over. ILFS is insolvent but has net asset value. Govt can take over provide liquidity and get out or dissolve at a profit in future.
by Atish
11 Sep 2018 17:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2203
Views: 344180

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

By cutting taxes we encourage oil consumption making economy less oil efficient in long term. In constant fear of being squeezed by Arabs and Russians. Deal with it take bitter medicine.
by Atish
28 Mar 2018 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics related seminars
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Geopolitics related seminars

I just moved to Delhi and am keen to attend various seminars linked to geopolitical affairs happening open to the general public. I have not found any place where such things are listed. I asked Promit Palchaudhari (HT foreign affairs editor and a neighbor) and a JNU foreign affairs person they pret...
by Atish
26 Oct 2017 22:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Baap ka maal hai kya? Is it so easy. An eminently sensible long awaited and all party consensus move like GST is a major political liability. And you are talking about taking on the entire might of labor unions, bureaucracy and almost each and every "intellectual", academic and leftist ins...
by Atish
24 Oct 2017 21:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This whole idea of putting everything down to company culture is WRONG. Its even more WRONG ALWAYS WRONG to put it to national culture. Its not possible for example that GM had CEO after CEO who was a dolt, and Toyota had one genius after another. They work in different environments totally. If The ...
by Atish
24 Oct 2017 19:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This is absolute horseshit. In a land where you need production licenses and are punished if you produce more than capacity and compare the companies in that place to Japan or Germany is beyond idiotic. Whatever profession you are in, are you the #1 dude in that profession. Are Indians (within India...
by Atish
24 Oct 2017 15:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Industrial policy is a complex topic. As is agriculture. Indians are not inherently inferior in anyway not to have serious engineering/research prowess in the private sector. Look at the history of the Deming Prize. Its a bureaucratic nightmare to have an engineering firm in India. As of today the f...
by Atish
24 Oct 2017 15:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Tata and AVB group have major manufacturing and engineering history. WTH are you talking about??
by Atish
19 Oct 2017 21:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

My point is the system is such that it will collapse with zero black money. In fact if every bureaucrat started implementing all laws properly the economy will collapse.
by Atish
19 Oct 2017 17:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Somehow somewhere an entire supply chain will develop in kaccha. Its not possible to survive without kaccha. Bribes comprise anywhere between 2-25% of revenue, and they are not tax deductible.
by Atish
19 Oct 2017 15:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Look guys no charity, forget about business, can survive without paying significant bribes in India. Bribes require black money. Therefore existence requires black money. There will be lots of black money somehow unless bribery is curtailed massively. That requires massive system overhaul of laws, c...
by Atish
15 Sep 2017 02:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

RRR wanted an 8 month extension only to protect his tenure. It would have been tough to appoint him.
by Atish
11 Sep 2017 12:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Raghuram Rajan should not have written criticism of policy while the policy still is in motion really. An RBI Governor is a very very serious position, one of the most important Constitutional positions there is, almost as powerful as PM or Prez. A couple of years later would have been ok. Very disa...
by Atish
08 Sep 2017 22:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Raghuram Rajan is stating the obvious. But look at what NaMo inherited: 1. A system where the cost of land is way way higher than any comparable economy of similar income per capital. 2. Probably the worst labor laws among Asian countries. 3. A financial system that's bankrupt. 4. A non functioning ...
by Atish
29 Aug 2017 21:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 428
Views: 18350

Re: Indian investments thread

The best way would be to look online. Its a little technical. I am very flexible on minimums, but i would say 5 lacs or so should be adequate. But email me eben if its lower, we can talk. My product acts as a diversifier from stock markets and mutual funds and has potential to make money in years st...
by Atish
28 Aug 2017 23:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 428
Views: 18350

Re: Indian investments thread

I have just been licensed by the CFTC (Commodities and Futures Trading Commission) as a CTA (Commodity Trading Advisor) . I have an established track record for trading and making money in the futures and Options markets. Anybody who is interested in this within or outside the USA please email me at...
by Atish
11 Aug 2017 21:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The RBi has a very good reputation globally as a a Central Bank. But i was very disappointed to learn that as a regulator of the financial system it is a very corrupt and incompetent org. The financial regs in India at least on wealth management side make no sense at all. Getting any license from RB...
by Atish
10 Aug 2017 01:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I am confused now. Has the tax base increased or not?
by Atish
05 Jul 2017 01:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Kudos to the Namo Govt for appointing a knowledgeable, competent, honest and experienced professional (Shri Prabhat Bezboruah) as Chairman of Tea Board. Normally Congress appointed a venal, corrupt, incompetent, clueless IAS baboon. This is a small example of acche din - appointing right people for ...
by Atish
05 Jul 2017 01:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 564
Views: 81754

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Kudos to the Namo Govt for appointing a knowledgeable, competent, honest and experienced professional (Shri Prabhat Bezboruah) as Chairman of Tea Board. Normally Congress appointed a venal, corrupt, incompetent, clueless IAS baboon. This is a small example of acche din - appointing right people for ...
by Atish
14 Apr 2016 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Trade decline is a cyclical phenomenon. In fact it is probably better timing to start work at a low ebb in trade. Moreover, the turnaround time is so poor at Indian ports that capacity is inadequate for current levels of trade.
by Atish
12 Jan 2016 02:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 490365

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

That ndtv interview is very confusing. How can growth be 7%, exports negative and corporate sales flat? Some growth can come from gvt spending and private capex, but 7%? What are we missing?
by Atish
20 Nov 2015 23:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

Its well accepted that C02 has less than 1% greenhouse effect compared to other components contribution, primarily steam (water vapor).
by Atish
20 Nov 2015 03:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Re: Climate Change: Propoganda VS Reality.

Disha read my primer post... With all due respect., let it be a conversation between JohneeG and me. Regarding your position., you are trying to bend data towards your opinion ignoring science. And I, the dhoti wearing luddite, have already pointed out to keep the science and politics different. Wi...
by Atish
20 Nov 2015 02:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Re: Climate Change: Propoganda VS Reality.

Disha read my primer post. Nobody has said that all of Greenland was cultivable, but substantially more than now. Do not swallow this hysteria. It has very weak legs. It will take a lot of work but try to look at the analysis. The raw data over decades is not reliable. i.e. its error tolerance is mu...
by Atish
14 Nov 2015 00:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Re: Climate Change: Propoganda VS Reality.

Modi in Wembley mentioned Global Warming as biggest threat to humanity along with terrorism. Gives me the chills.
by Atish
11 Nov 2015 07:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Re: Climate Change: Propoganda VS Reality.

My latest FB post. Its worded in a way that will appeal to liberals: The West discovered that DDT is a problem once they wiped out mosquitoes from their lands. They discovered dams are an ecological disaster once they had built all their massive dams. Now they find oil, coal and natural gas is an ec...
by Atish
11 Nov 2015 07:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Re: Climate Change: Propoganda VS Reality.

My worry is that NaMo great man that he is, is not a scientist or an engineer. This whole earth worshipping thing unfortunately fits well with ancient Hindu thinking of respecting the earth. Maybe he is just putting up a front, but he talks of the dangers of global warming often. Somebody has to giv...
by Atish
11 Nov 2015 00:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Re: Climate Change: Propoganda VS Reality.

Ok here is a basic primer to get the debate on some solid grounds. There are multiple questions: 1. Is there warming overall? Answer: Not clear there is overall warming. Some glaciers are growing, some are declining. Accurate data only available for short period (few years or decades). Some cooling ...
by Atish
06 Nov 2015 03:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Re: Climate Change: Propoganda VS Reality.

I have seen Modi asking everyone too see Al gore's film in an interview. We cannot look into anybody's mind. Maybe its just positioning on a controversial topic. But this issue creates pressure on us to lower our energy production. Obama, Merkel, Canada have become practically insane on this issue. ...
by Atish
06 Nov 2015 03:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Re: Climate Change: Propoganda VS Reality.

Suraj wrote:
Atish wrote:My biggest complaint against NaMo and his govt has been his wholesale swallow of Al Gore's hypotheses.

Please support this argument with facts.


His speeches and interviews. Very tough to dig them out now. The govt's massive investments in solar power is a clear indicator.
by Atish
05 Nov 2015 01:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 726
Views: 48160

Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

My biggest complaint against NaMo and his govt has been his wholesale swallow of Al Gore's hypotheses. This one issue has the power to seriously hamper India's economy. We must analyze this issue to the utmost. Perhaps build up an alternate knowledge and pressure group. We have a lot of people on th...
by Atish
05 Nov 2015 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 75238

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

The biggest qualification MSA has is that he used to tie Rajiv's shoelaces as a kid. Else he will be an unknown entity. This fact should be circulated as wide as possible.
by Atish
30 Oct 2014 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 65342

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Shiv, I see only 2 ways of what you suggest happening. The Indian "intelligentsia" have no self confidence or originality. 1. If the Reform Islam discourse starts well and truly in the West and gains some serious traction then yes maybe its possible. 2. There is one more way, Iranian regim...
by Atish
29 Oct 2014 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 65342

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

As RajeshA said , occupy their lands, insult them, break them into pieces, shell them, hurt the generals, violate the red-lines, be obstinate-until they break down. The danger of allowing this line of "making Pak irrelevant" is that it will be interpreted as inability to respond to Islami...
by Atish
08 Aug 2014 04:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 793981

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

This is it. Close this thread at the Count of 1008. Let a new one begin with a fresh mandate. This was for the election cycle.
by Atish
24 Jul 2014 10:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 793981

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

Whoops had forgotten an important word NOT in my first post (regarding Jain audiences), I would NOT go naked or wear white mouthpiece to please Jains (and they wont appreciate it either if I did).
by Atish
24 Jul 2014 10:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 793981

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

Yes, the "exclusivists" dont do that (YSR???) and it costs them popularity and gets them ill will. Anyways, my main point was to give some perspective to Modi and Topi issue. I have seen NaMo wearing a Bohri style golden "Muslim Topi" and giving a speech to Bohris in the presence...
by Atish
24 Jul 2014 09:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 793981

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

I have seen Modi wearing a Muslim topi on youtube (Bohri style) long ago. He for some idiosyncratic reason just refused to wear a cap that one time, maybe for political image maybe he was just tired of trying on headgear. It became a big issue and he had to take the stand he did. I see nothing wrong...

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