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by venkat_r
22 Dec 2017 12:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492302

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Great news on the additional 83 to be procured, as and when this goes through, paves the way forward for MK 2 and others

Big step forward by the GOI
by venkat_r
12 Feb 2017 14:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

To call it a success, want to understand why it was done and if that was achieved. It was announced to remove BM, was that done ? Shifting the goal post and adding different spins makes me suspicious. Let's use this metric. There are two specific logical requirements: * Why was it done ? * What was...
by venkat_r
12 Feb 2017 14:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^^ While I do not necessarily agree with everything you are saying, the part about people's habits, I can. In parts of Bangalore (more so in smaller places like Tumkur, Mysore etc)... businesses are going back to cash only. When asked why they are no longer accepting cards, the standard response is...
by venkat_r
12 Feb 2017 13:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

What should have occurred for you to call it a success? ..... If a man gave your child a bag of sweets and said one of them is a cyanide pill would you protest if someone threw the entire bag away? All arguments can be classified as discussion but when logic is discarded in favour of useless rhetor...
by venkat_r
11 Feb 2017 13:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

You bring absolutely no facts, apart from random conjecture, to determine whether it is a success or not. And then you call it a "circus". Why ? How are you so sure that it has failed, when the government and the RBI are still working on it ? Well though I called it a circus, I am not sur...
by venkat_r
11 Feb 2017 09:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Oh yes..I actually want another round of DeMo to take 2000s out.. Is that all the straw men you have or you have more? Ha ha ha ... enough said. With your yardstick of success made of flubber, anything will do. Glad at least some are questioning the logic on this one. During Vietnam war some saying...
by venkat_r
11 Feb 2017 06:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

see, you have already decided 'this circus' is a failure. ........ If the overall goals were - reducing BM, moving people into formal economy, reducing indirect tax burden on the poor and instead have a fair and progressive tax structure with an increased tax base, reducing cost of money for entrep...
by venkat_r
10 Feb 2017 09:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Not sure if this was posted, at least not in the recent pages that I went through, so here it is

AIB video on demonetization - quite funny !

https://youtu.be/YqwVOWYJSxw
by venkat_r
10 Feb 2017 09:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

It's a month plus and people have already moved on, on topics to talk about. While it seemed a huge deal during the 6 weeks...It will be almost forgotten in the next few months. It is all advantage modi as he will have the money to run his schemes and only talk about the positives. The only ones wh...
by venkat_r
01 Feb 2017 09:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Gurus..Need some help on a situation that my friend is facing.. He is in Land of Honey & Milk for past few years..He locked up close to 2L in 500 and 2000 in his home and no one back there to help him. He is wondering how to exchange/deposit his money.. Now he is cribbing his 2L became paper an...
by venkat_r
01 Feb 2017 09:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Am I happy about it ? Yes. Some businesses like mine did need a moderate kick in ass to get in line. Some need much more. What do I think of shameless chors whining like you are ? Screw them. Happy to see them crying. Does it make me a scoundrel pretending to be a patriot ? If yes, screw you. If no...
by venkat_r
24 Jan 2017 09:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Which ever way we look at it, somehow it does not give a good feeling that the govt put all its citizens through all this to remove 400 crores of fake notes or just to remove 6% of black money. Unless I see something more concrete I would assume that this was a political move by Modi for the electio...
by venkat_r
20 Jan 2017 09:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I will make no difference to the government if it plans to have another round of demonitasition. It will simply go ahead. No amount of grandstanding by the opposition will help. Exactly !!! Seems like the govt gave the right impression to the people and on top of it people love it too as it has rem...
by venkat_r
19 Jan 2017 08:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 597734

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

@SRoy, Yes, lets wait to see the next steps before we conclude demo has been a failure. As for aam janta thing have returned to almost normal. Re: govt depts. It is already happening e.g. there was a post on railways in SCC that payments are now almost 99% digital and reserved booking 75% digital. ...
by venkat_r
17 Feb 2016 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3773
Views: 260822

Re: Internal Security Watch

This issue has gone to rediculous length already - Hope the law and the govt take some stern steps to nip this. It is almost unbelievable that few politicians can even support this.
by venkat_r
26 Dec 2015 09:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 69016

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

It is certainly looking like Modi has saved Sharif's seat and probably his life - atleast gave him an extension. Most probably the last roll of dice for the Sharif and also for the democracy in Pakistan. Ganga also seem to have an understanding of this, and so does many a politician and tounge tied ...
by venkat_r
14 Oct 2015 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 68836

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

CRS, I appreciate you for going to such discussions/meetings and asking pointed questions. May your tribe increase. Thx boss for the compliment. What pains me is that whenever I go to such events, and believe me, I have been to several, I don't understand why Indians are so coy to speak up for the ...
by venkat_r
05 Oct 2015 04:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 68836

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

Aha protecting the reputation of the old Alma mater eh? The tendency to rally round the flag of your school and later your regiment is characteristic of these schools and actively inculcated (and I am a product of one such). Except that the people I am talking about are rallying around the Congress...
by venkat_r
16 Apr 2015 09:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 92869

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Very happy to see the deal go through. Have not been a fan of the procurement process, which instead of helping, has been hurting INdia. Great job by GOI in making the decision. If desci on on the rest of the planes is also taken in time, then IAF does not have to play catch up. Very happy to see Mo...
by venkat_r
16 Mar 2015 08:46
Forum:
Topic: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted
Replies: 133
Views: 0

Re: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted

Willing to collaborate/research with others for BRM, and any help on the web sites, though Seems like you have enough on that already.
by venkat_r
02 Mar 2015 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 65465

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

^^ Fair enough. Just these data points too: I read a few reports from ex-IAS / ambassador types who say that there hasn't been a precedent where SAARC visits have been done this way. Besides, something about this having to be done by the Sec Gnrl and that country in charge and since India currently...
by venkat_r
06 Feb 2015 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 65465

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

Lokesh sir, you said it "Cognitive Dissonance" that is exactly what this is - and it probably surprised many on the forum also at the magnitude it is happening in Pak channels. There have been some very insightful posts and I wish there is a seperate thread to save good posts from this thr...
by venkat_r
20 Nov 2014 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 59365

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Americans love to support the underdog - The understanding that Pakistan a underdog is fighting the Big Bad India - and America jumping to help the underdog always give them a release. In all American stories (and even Indian ones) a super hero comes to the rescue of the underdog. So this is going ...
by venkat_r
20 Nov 2014 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 59365

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Just to add to Anujan's excellent post above on the psychology of Indian, Pakistani and American thinking. Quite a few American articles I have read in recent times have accepted the employment of asymmetric warfare through jihadists by Pakistan against India as a fait accompli because of the conve...
by venkat_r
11 Nov 2014 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 93835

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Few years ago, when IAF was taking potshots at HAL and LCA - I was very angry with IAF and their lack of ownership and used to think IAF should be punished for their lack of ownership. But, being a bit more wiser now :) , i think, IAF should be allowed to depute some of its personel in HAL and LCA p...
by venkat_r
29 Oct 2014 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 165118

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Wonder what prompts such naming for the flights with D and F, I can understand the D6 as it had Indian Cryo engine which was tested and named D6. Does anyone know the reason for others? Seems like some other systems are still being tested on these future flights - as D and F seem to happen in parall...
by venkat_r
24 Oct 2014 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 93835

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Breathtaking pictures!! Just cannot get enough of this bird.

Thanks for posting.
by venkat_r
19 Oct 2014 18:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 165118

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Valid criticism from Mr.Madhavan Nair. Indian space program seems to be aimless at present and lacks any set direction or consistency. First Moon mission happened in 2008 and nothing more to show as a follow up for the next 9 - 10 years. There is no clear identified plan that is drawn out (published...
by venkat_r
28 Sep 2014 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2738
Views: 82943

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

shiv wrote:
PRajaram wrote:Not mispronounce but pronounce it differently.


That is a politically correct way of describing mispronunciation. :)


Ha ha - that is also called having an accent - err what is a auk-shunt!
by venkat_r
24 Sep 2014 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2738
Views: 82943

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

EeeeHaaaa!! What a great achievement and a dream come true.

Congratulations ISRO and Congratulations India.
by venkat_r
30 Jun 2014 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 165118

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Congrats on a successful launch - More importantly impressed by NAMO being there and showing what is important to him.
by venkat_r
05 Jun 2014 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons
Replies: 224
Views: 6345

Re: 100% FDI in Defence: Understanding Pros and Cons

100% FDI makes sense in an area where no expertise or industry exists, but there is a lot of potential usage and a lot of related resources exist. Pros: It allows India to use the relatively inexpensive manpower and the govt incentives to attract the $ and the companies and allow the companies to so...
by venkat_r
15 Jan 2014 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4230
Views: 683221

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Multiple pronged strategy is need for engine issues. As someone already mentioned we need an integrated program like the one we had for missiles when project Devil failed. This project needs a national project status/ needs high level visibility and funding. I would go a step further and say that we...
by venkat_r
15 Jan 2014 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014
Replies: 2844
Views: 52450

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014

Disappearing act on the cards for Pakistan's ex-dictator Mr Musharraf is under house arrest. His wife, who is in Dubai, has asked that he be allowed to leave Pakistan to receive medical treatment, and increasingly, this appears the most likely course of action. It’s a very Pakistani solution, one f...
by venkat_r
10 Jan 2014 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 93835

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Fair enough. But, is EJ-200 a real plan B? How can EJ-200 be a plan B. Holier than thou EU is going to reject it even before US sanctions GE414. There might however be few options like - France's Senecma, Russia's Saturn. My favorite options for backup are China or Pakistan. We should have referend...
by venkat_r
08 Jan 2014 14:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 165118

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Sridhar sir, I thought that solid motor was simple and easier to maintain than the liquid ones - My knowledge stems from the reusable components of the solid boosters of space shuttle or uncle had probably the technology for making them so. I believe new Indian versions are also being planned to be ...
by venkat_r
08 Jan 2014 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1441
Views: 51684

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Wow! what a video. Hopefully similar videos can be made once it becomes operational in India. Time to rope in some resources for that.
by venkat_r
06 Jan 2014 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions
Replies: 471
Views: 12123

Re: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions

The fact that there are private parties coming up with cheaper launches shows that there can be some efficiencies that can be gotten in the system. The fact that some private parties could be cheaper than the already frugal and baniya yindoos is something to be noted. May be they do not have to have...
by venkat_r
05 Jan 2014 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions
Replies: 471
Views: 12123

Re: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions

Cry-OOOO What a landmark achievement!!

Great Job! ISRO - one of the best institution in India.
by venkat_r
03 Jan 2014 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1441
Views: 51684

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

USMC style amphibs are not in IN immediate future. There are probably several more important acquisitions left before these can come in. Indian carriers would have to be bigger at this point as they would have to be the big ships to face other powers in the region and also power projection that thes...

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