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by vinod
12 Dec 2017 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3783
Views: 156065

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

periaswamy wrote: Wonder what the estimation error is in such geological estimates of rocks that have been under water for 1000s of years.

On the palk strait and Rama's bridge


Theory: The floating rocks settled on the sandbar formed below after 2000 years!
by vinod
21 Nov 2017 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65409

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

P5 Meeting somewhere in world right now: One P5 Member: OK guys, one of our guys lost. Do you agree this cannot happen again? Other P5 Members: Yeah, we agree. Never again. Next it will be us. It has to stop now. One P5 Member: OK then, let us change the rules so that it remain so. Agreed? Others: Y...
by vinod
27 Oct 2017 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3556
Views: 175706

Re: Internal Security Watch

All the people who got picked up are from Kannur district, a strong fort of the CPI(M) and the mother district of the Kerala Chief Minister. It would be now really tough for the No.1 state to admit that radicalisation is not happening, and Kerala Muslims would not resort to terrorism . Well, they a...
by vinod
19 Oct 2017 17:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406499

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I think little bribes.. like policeman catching you for traffic office will never go away easily. But the big ticket items, it will be difficult to hide. The systems are getting stronger and the ways to spend the ill gotten wealth is becoming increasingly difficult. So, black money will reduce!
by vinod
10 Oct 2017 17:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406499

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Small business who want to escape showing their revenue can easily do it by under-invoicing. A potato chip maker can under-invoice his raw material by making a deal with the potato producer. The producer saves on GST and the chip maker can get a discount, which will cover up his input credit. And w...
by vinod
06 Oct 2017 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406499

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I have a very stupid question... I keep on hearing that earlier there was lot of tax evasion, now with GST they are forced to pay tax. My question is, if they were evading tax before, why can't they do it now? I understand about things getting difficult on storing and spending the tax evaded money, ...
by vinod
05 Oct 2017 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2116
Views: 133326

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

anupmisra wrote:This just in!

Honey bee attack at burial leaves 70 injured in Punjab



https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/23447 ... -in-Punjab


This is very much like a comedy scene from a Malayalam movie! :rotfl:
by vinod
05 Oct 2017 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 855
Views: 93534

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^ pure wet dream.... US is never ever going to take out Pak. If they wanted, they could have done it when Bin Laden was confirmed as present over there and all the while Pak were backstabbing them by keeping a chokehold on the supply lines to Afghanistan. Also, think about what US would do once Pa...
by vinod
29 Sep 2017 18:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406499

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

In my view, slowing down in RE sector is a good thing. Unhinged escalation of house prices robs access for the ordinary citizens from ever owning a home. RE were mainly dealing with BM. Now, that has been stopped or at least greatly reduced. Yes, that means some job losses... but overall it is good ...
by vinod
27 Sep 2017 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4799
Views: 425555

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41397181
Bombardier hit by tariff in Boeing row

An interim tariff of 220% :shock: has been proposed on the import of Bombardier's C-Series jet to the US.
by vinod
12 Sep 2017 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 37835

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Take a step back and think.. India definitely doesn't want more Jihadis. So, its better to keep them in Mynmar, if that is not possible, contain them in BD. We want Mynmar on our side, so we do the "talk".. and nothing more. Now, if there are more Jihadis in BD, so be it. It is like adding...
by vinod
12 Sep 2017 15:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 529
Views: 37835

Re: The Rohingya Menace

This is one of the biggest foreign policy conundrum to hit Modi Govt. The impact of the decisions taken will set a course in whichever direction and have a lasting impact on the region and specifically India's future security and standing.
by vinod
05 Sep 2017 17:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7677
Views: 521857

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

If Anything, Demonetisation Slowed the Rate of Increase in Income Tax Base Year-to-year growth in the number of tax payers in 2016-17 was 26% (with demonetisation), which is less than 27.6% during 2015-16 (without demonetisation). https://thewire.in/173706/demonetisation-income-tax-base/ Has any on...
by vinod
21 Jul 2017 14:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 781080

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

Another strategic objective:
A road connectivity from Mongolia to India via Xinjiang, through Tibet to Sikkim.

This will reduce the dependency of the land-locked Mongolio on China for access to sea. More revenue for the Xinjiang and Tibet and even Bangladesh as well.
by vinod
20 Jul 2017 17:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 781080

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

Any war's objective should be
1. Stop Chinese expansionist activities around Indian landmass whether in the form of OBOR or whatever! Includes capturing all strategic areas.
2. Set course which facilitates Tibet's freedom in future
3. Set course which facilitates Xinjiang's freedom in future
by vinod
06 Jul 2017 15:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 62090

Re: China Watch Thread-I

BBC is reporting that they have allowed the pilgrims to visit the mansarovar lake.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40478813 (last section)
by vinod
05 Jul 2017 21:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 781080

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

When an imminent attack is due, don't you think IA would be aware of it given the high state of preparedness around that area?
by vinod
05 Jul 2017 16:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 596
Views: 55234

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

GST is an opportunity for unscrupulous businessmen to make a windfall profit and improve their margins. They are acting ignorance and also attributing it to genuine mistakes. I believe there is a clause in GST against profiteering. It remains to be seen how govt responds to it. I suspect Govt apart ...
by vinod
03 Jul 2017 21:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak - 20th Anniversary
Replies: 92
Views: 17115

Re: Bharat Rakshak - 20th Anniversary

Is there a London BR meet?
by vinod
03 Jul 2017 17:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 781080

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

What I don't understand is.. if this ends up in a war? Isn't the Chinese who is going to lose most, with India following second and west gaining the most??? So, they are simply just pushing their luck. I hope India is diplomatically active with other India friendly countries like US, Japan, Vietnam,...
by vinod
23 Jun 2017 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Scenario: Return of Indian Nationals from Middle East due
Replies: 104
Views: 3721

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Let me post a small grenade and scoot. Suppose u have 4 ppl in a family in a home. They decided to have the floor redone and their plumbing redone and their roof redone. Hired a total of 10 contractors to do these. Now there are 10 contractors in the home and 4 "natives". The 10 decide th...
by vinod
22 Jun 2017 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 119612

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

More trouble for Indian expats in Saudi, they have to pay a family tax.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri ... 247050.cms
by vinod
20 Jun 2017 19:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3226
Views: 150188

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Isn't is surprising that a non-Islamic attacker's identity was revealed to the press fairly quickly - Darren Osborne and the charges that he faces; whereas the three Islamic attackers on the London bridge took quite a few days! Well, you would want to nip this in bud. Don't want to start a cycle of...
by vinod
16 Jun 2017 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65409

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Theresa May is really a dead woman walking. She didn't meet any of the survivors of the tower fire and it hasn't gone too well at all with the public. I guess, she has lot of more advisors to fire!! PS: Tower fire is taken as a symbol of everything wrong with UK in 21st century. A certain apathy tow...
by vinod
16 Jun 2017 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4772
Views: 362312

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

https://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/from-russia-with-blood-14-suspected-hits-on-british-soil?utm_term=.cgLXw4RP9#.caJ3znp0O From Russia With Blood Lavish London mansions. A hand-painted Rolls-Royce. And eight dead friends. For the British fixer Scot Young, working for Vladimir Putin's most vocal cri...
by vinod
15 Jun 2017 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 119612

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

And this would give tiny Qatar two golden rewards. It would give it a land empire to match its Al Jazeera media empire. And it would extend its largesse to the Syrian territories, which many oil companies would like to use as a pipeline route from the Gulf to Europe via Turkey, or via tankers from ...
by vinod
14 Jun 2017 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65409

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Jeremy Corbyn is anyway against trident. So, its only matter of time before the whole political establishment finds it as a colossal waste.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... commitment
by vinod
14 Jun 2017 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9711
Views: 468870

Re: Levant crisis - III

Brasco_Aad‏ @Brasco_Aad 3h3 hours ago More Replying to @Brasco_Aad Brasco_Aad Retweeted غانم الدوسري SAUDI LEAKER: SAUDI ARMED FORCES ON MAXIMUM ALERT IN SAUDI'S EASTERN PROVINCE. ATTACK ON QATAR COULD BE IMMINENT I'm struggling to find validation from other sources on this news. Does anyone else h...
by vinod
14 Jun 2017 20:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7677
Views: 521857

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Demonetization is done and dusted. It won't be a topic for 2019. Many people have already forgotten about it Unlikely to be forgotten for election purposes! Demonetisation will be up there in the list of achievements of war against black money. The fact that articles are being written trying to ass...
by vinod
14 Jun 2017 18:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7677
Views: 521857

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Come 2019, demonetisation will be the most talked about topic. Hence, any serious issues on any front will be somehow linked to demonetisation. So, I take the farmer anger based on demonetisation with a pinch of salt. Like any story, there may be a certain little element of truth to it, but that's it.
by vinod
14 Jun 2017 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65409

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Apart from English language, the legal process in London and other support mechanisms for financial services is much more developed than in any other place. There is also a general attraction towards London as city with rich history and right mix of modernity. People still gravitate towards such thi...
by vinod
13 Jun 2017 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65409

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Stay or leave, little britan is well and truly buggered and the EU heavy weights will ensure that by teaching the brits an unforgettable lesson that all the EU members will learn. I doubt, EU wants a Britian with a grudge just across the channel. Its not as if EU is all paradise. 27 member countrie...
by vinod
12 Jun 2017 14:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 119612

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

i will be happy if Al-Jazeera is scalled down. there r a lot of pakis and pak-passands working there and pedaling bile against us. Who cares? Hardly anyone watches it in India. On international stage, there are not many who give any ear to what they say.. so, let them be there.. doing their thing. ...
by vinod
09 Jun 2017 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65409

Re: Indo-UK news

Ok first watch this if you have not https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37iHSwA1SwE No DEAL is NOT painful for Europe. UK tried everything to disturb functioning of EU. Closed frontier,no single currency,tried to bring turkey inside (knowing that it is not going to happen), tried to sabotage important ...
by vinod
09 Jun 2017 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65409

Re: Indo-UK news

I can't fathom how EU benefits from the UK political turmoil. If anything, it just got tougher. If coalition starts fighting over what's been agreed with EU, they will have to start from all over. With Labour strengthened, they will be also sniping away at whatever deals they get or may not get. Ple...
by vinod
09 Jun 2017 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65409

Re: Indo-UK news

Cameron had 331 seats, May has 318 Labour in 2015 had 232 now they have 261 How does this imply a major May defeat and a significant Labour surge?? :?: Because of the expectations attached to this election when it was called. Labour was in chaos and Conservative was expected to just walk over them ...
by vinod
09 Jun 2017 14:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65409

Re: Indo-UK news

I think the immediate concerns which caused May to lose were 2 things mainly:
1. Care for elderly : Many pensioners were dismayed at her plans and they stayed away from voting
2. The Young: The university education fees and Labours manifesto made it easy for them to vote labour.

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