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by member_26147
24 Jun 2016 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 86865

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

India is fortunate to be in sunbelt for almost the entire year. It should be leading from the front on Solar and Wind turbines instead of dwindling and rare nuclear materials.
by member_26147
24 Jun 2016 11:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 320714

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

kit wrote:
DhruvP wrote:UK is going to be split into England + wales vs Scotland + Northern Ireland.

It might even lead to unification of Ireland.


A Russia would certainly be interested!


Not unless there is a referendum in the UK from NATO withdrawal as well. :lol:
by member_26147
24 Jun 2016 10:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 320714

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

UK is going to be split into England + wales vs Scotland + Northern Ireland.

It might even lead to unification of Ireland.
by member_26147
16 Sep 2015 01:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

RoyG Unfortunately, neither options are viable. Gold cannot be monetised. There is a trust deficit about this. SDR was a option according to Robert Triffin (who designed it) when there was no alternative to the dollar. Today there is a very viable alternative to the dollar - The Euro. Hahaha, nothi...
by member_26147
21 Aug 2015 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Mango man question to Gurus.. Why Chinese action of devaluating currency is seen a positive step towards making it more free-market-friendly currency (less govt control)? I do not quite understand. Wasn't RMB actually significantly undervalued already?? And if this is correct then shouldn't it be g...
by member_26147
08 May 2014 23:16
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1637792

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

Neela wrote:Asking questions on topics which Modi is well prepared for - is this what a good interviewer does? Arnab did that and repeatedly.


Which tougher implicative questions would you ask? Write them out concretely here.
by member_26147
08 May 2014 23:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1637792

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

i am watching the same interview. I am yet to see Arnab sweat in any way. It's Modi who is on defensive. .......gund गंद in your mind....... :rotfl: and arnab meekly protested "I don't have गंद in my mind...." How he would have crushed anyone else on this. Saale ki aukaat pataa chal gayi!...
by member_26147
08 May 2014 23:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1637792

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

live here. https://www.youtube.... Not working in US. "The uploader has not made this video available in your country. Sorry about that." It's over but when this happens you can manually change to an Indian IP address temporarily, voila. Gugal for instructions. Thankfully I was able to wa...
by member_26147
08 May 2014 21:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1637792

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

gandharva wrote:
DhruvP wrote:can someone re-upload the video? I get the message the video is unavailable in amirkhan land.


live here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usp4OqAoDqg


Not working in US.

"The uploader has not made this video available in your country. Sorry about that."
by member_26147
08 May 2014 21:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1637792

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

can someone re-upload the video? I get the message the video is unavailable in amirkhan land.
by member_26147
02 May 2014 23:51
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1637792

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

I do not understand why the dhoti shivering (except Dilbu should always dhoti shiver ...)!! In past 2 days: 1. NaMo takes a selfie with lotus and it becomes one of the largest retweets. 2. Gives a 20 min. impromptu press conference and going against maa-beta sarkar and becomes the largest news on *...
by member_26147
20 Feb 2014 00:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

WoW both Russia and Swiss hold a very large reserve portion of Gold .....The Russian Government buys out 90 % of Gold produced locally and they have worlds 2nd largest Gold Reserves. Do I have to teach you how to read Graphs? That chart shows Russia's gold reserves is about 2.5% of its GDP. Switzer...
by member_26147
19 Feb 2014 18:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

http://blog.thomsonreuters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/gold-holdings.jpg Look at the graph above. What do you see? All the economies have gold reserves less than 6% of GDP and less than 6% of their Debt as percentage of GDP. What does that tell you? Gold is inconvenient and a dinosaur. Gold shou...
by member_26147
13 Feb 2014 20:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Can any economic guru tell us what does this mean, cannot Scotland choose Euro? Sure, if they want to meet euro guidelines, procedures, asset requirements, etc. There is no magic wand. Scotland still has to sell bonds to finance their government and raise taxes to pay for it. Scotland would be bett...
by member_26147
30 Jan 2014 03:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

It definitely will not sustain growth because it's a sink of capital. However one should ask, is it the people's job to be sacrifice explicitly in the face of chronic ~10% price inflation, without attendant robust economic growth, job security or rapid development in the quality of life ? No, the p...
by member_26147
30 Jan 2014 02:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

DhruvP: you're absolutely correct about the issue with gold holdings. However the fundamental reason is that India has had chronically high inflation, while lacking either a concerted attempt to minimize inflation, or a credible inflation indexed treasury paper. If GoI demonstrates the ability to m...
by member_26147
30 Jan 2014 01:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Holding government debt with tax savings and percentage return is still better than the cyclical currency devaluation problem India is facing due to gold hoarding. And most of US debt is still held by Americans contrary to popular belief. People keep buying gold -> no investment by savers giving cap...
by member_26147
06 Jan 2014 00:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Ah, but you see the price of gold is undervalued according to our fellow posters. That's a can't lose proposition to them. Factor in the coming hyperinflation due to the over printing of the dollar and they will be sitting pretty with their physical gold stowed away. Then they will be like the ants...
by member_26147
01 Jan 2014 02:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

I'm not sure China is alone in fudging numbers though. US GDP calculation methodology has been 'revised' time and again to keep it debt-to-GDP ratio down. UK's government debt befuddles its own citizens and can only be guessed!

HOT POTATO! :rotfl:
by member_26147
31 Dec 2013 20:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4310
Views: 349559

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

China, I think is now realizing that the only way to pay down debt that is plaguing every country is to default or debase the currency. China thus is taking on debt internally to get as much infrastructure development done as possible before this happens.
by member_26147
26 Jun 2013 20:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

As retail investors we need to understand that buying gold is the easiest way to hedge our portfolios against rupee depreciation, inflation and to introduce global diversification—but this should not be more than 5-10% of the overall portfolio. Equities remain the best inflation hedge over the long...
by member_26147
26 Jun 2013 20:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

India's gold imports surged in May and gold and oil imports are one of the driving factors behind India's current account deficit — when the value of imports exceeds that of exports. And the current account deficit can hurt economic growth. CAD reached a record high of 6.7% of GDP in the last quart...
by member_26147
26 Jun 2013 20:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Gold nears three-year low; set for record quarterly loss. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gold-silver-prices-tumble-lowest-082027152.html Prices could slide to levels below $1,000 per ounce, investors and analysts said, with stock markets rising and scant potential for U.S. or European data or develop...
by member_26147
26 Jun 2013 19:02
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Who do you propose get cheated? People who invest in promising technologies or people who try to park money to exact guaranteed returns? Who's talking about guaranteed returns? How about letting the market decide what returns people should get. Investing is nothing more than GAMBLING in the stock m...
by member_26147
26 Jun 2013 03:02
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Personal investments are one's own, but the collective investment of the people in a country can be analyzed. Especially if it affects the economy of the country.
by member_26147
25 Jun 2013 21:55
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/china-giant-ponzi-scheme-won-t-end-well-150742253.html In a nutshell, the ‘shadow’ banks borrow from China’s state-controlled banks, use the funds to finance construction projects and sell bonds tied to those projects with yields far above bank savings ra...
by member_26147
25 Jun 2013 21:04
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Government wrangling against credit agencies have been going on for a long time. These agencies kow-tow to the US govt and if they don't they get sued. S&P was sued for billions of dollars in 2013 because they downgraded US sovereign bonds from AAA to AA+. Moodys and Fitch were also 'sued' but t...
by member_26147
20 Jun 2013 21:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

They have started diluting the dollar already, by increasing the money supply, So are you saying savers, wage earners and pensioners should be cheated? Just trying to find out exactly who you propose should be cheated to "solve" the problem as you put it. Who do you propose get cheated? P...
by member_26147
18 Jun 2013 06:21
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Panduji, you're on my ignore list. Good luck with your gold. Its clear you have no understanding of economics and I am not going to waste my valuable time arguing with you.
by member_26147
18 Jun 2013 04:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1637792

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

Great replies, SwamyG and Disha! Keep up the good work.
by member_26147
18 Jun 2013 03:02
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Pandu, You distrust the financial system and you posted the opinion of a bank? Whatever suits your argument, ain't that right? :rotfl: People who buy gold have been called tin foil hatters, evil gold hoarders, cultists, brainwashed morons etc. just because pro gold opinion is considered blasphemy b...
by member_26147
18 Jun 2013 02:50
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

that is not a given. in Japan the stock market has gone down for 22 to 23 years. and that's despite strong exports and global growth all throughout that period.. and big govt spending aka wasting money. Once this period of running up debt, money printing and stock market rigging comes to an end, on...
by member_26147
18 Jun 2013 02:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

what way is that? i.e. who do you propose get cheated I can give multiple proposals, what the US government does is what will ultimately matter. They have started diluting the dollar already, by increasing the money supply, the bond market is about to correct, which puts pressure on China, the wars...
by member_26147
16 Jun 2013 08:56
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Everybody knows that toxic loans was piled up and sold as AAA derivatives since everyone assumed housing would always go up. That was a problem. However, most posters here don't understand that eventually, capital will migrate from bonds to stocks or commodities to stocks because they are growth dri...
by member_26147
16 Jun 2013 02:38
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

If you look at the last 12 years, its been nothing but debt layered upon debt. Post-2008, the only thing pushing up the markets is more debt, money printing, interest rate surpressing and stock market rigging - the latter which the federal reserve itself admits to. One thing is for certain, the vas...
by member_26147
15 Jun 2013 06:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1637792

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

All this name calling doesn't help the discussion. Nitish is doing this because in his calculation he thinks he would lose Bihar. Apparently everyone thinks the majority can always be taken for a ride and appeasing minorities is their only goal. When the majority swings, it will swing in full force.
by member_26147
15 Jun 2013 06:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1637792

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

disha saar, Wow, this is completely new to me! On what basis of persecution did they get asylum status? It will be great if you can explain more here or in a more appropriate thread. No wonder everyone is petrified of Modi. So much muck and cobwebs due to the Congress rate of growth and governance....
by member_26147
15 Jun 2013 05:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

This I agree with and that is why Gold is a hedge, not a singular source of growth medium in today's world. Agree 100%. However, we are not living in certain times. The uncertainty is so noticeable that to loose more money is not a good idea for me and my young family. 5 years ago in 2008 I did loo...
by member_26147
15 Jun 2013 00:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 133960

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

self-deleted.
by member_26147
14 Jun 2013 23:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 312075

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Only the elite/western nations have the access to such deals and majority of the people in the world do not have this luxury. Hence their decision. They invented a wonderful thing last century called 'the INTERNET' which is a great medium to buy stocks/ETFs on any exchange in the world. Apparently ...

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