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by arshyam
18 Jun 2018 21:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Read news few weeks back about 50,000 SME closing down leading to loss of 5L jobs. One can believe WhatsApp forwards and spout some conspiratorial nonsense. Or one can believe DDM nonsense and spout disinformation. Your choice on which you want to do, but to the observer, they appear to be very sim...
by arshyam
17 Jun 2018 20:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Where did I disagree? Just thanking you for your insight about "that state going down".
by arshyam
17 Jun 2018 17:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

^^ Thanks for your vote of confidence saar, very inspiring.
by arshyam
17 Jun 2018 11:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2382
Views: 267010

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It is still very congested, but not as much as the last leg from Tilak bridge to NDLS, where trains are routinely held up for path clearance and platform availability (NDLS has 16 platforms). It's quite common to see trains halted near Pragati Maidan, Tilak bridge and Shivaji bridge in the mornings...
by arshyam
17 Jun 2018 07:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2382
Views: 267010

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram-Kochi doubling: block sections Changanaserry-Chingavanam, Chingavanam-Kottayam, Kottayam-Ettamanur and Ettamanur-Kurrupuntara are left. Out of these Changanassery-Chingavanam is at an advanced stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFDf2L-y3bY Most ...
by arshyam
17 Jun 2018 07:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2382
Views: 267010

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Do the trains on Mumbai - Delhi route still get delayed a lot once they get close to Mathura? I remember that it used to be a nightmare. It was quite common to lose 1 to 2 hrs. It is still very congested, but not as much as the last leg from Tilak bridge to NDLS, where trains are routinely held up ...
by arshyam
15 Jun 2018 17:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7747
Views: 598062

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^^ Completely wrong and misinformed analysis. Take a look at ward level numbers and you'll know what happened.
by arshyam
10 Jun 2018 21:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 501
Views: 43979

Re: Know Your India

Read how the heroics of Indian Railway officers saved the life of an infant - Op India This is a story of heroics of yet another common man of the country. This time it is by the officers of the Indian Railways. The brave act of a train ticket examiner, Mihir of Vijayawada Junction has saved the li...
by arshyam
09 Jun 2018 11:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226528

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

MSME slump in Tamil Nadu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/what-revival-close-to-50000-units-shut-shop-in-past-year/article24107824.ece PS: Then the analytical mind kicks in. Number of MSME. Number of employees. Employees/unit 2016-2017 267,310 1,897,619 7.09 2017-2018 217,981 1,378,...
by arshyam
09 Jun 2018 11:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226528

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Per trading economics.com, the YoY Deposit Growth for May was 8.5% (compared to the previous 7.6%), the YoY Bank Loan Growth for May was 13.1% (compared to the previous 12.6%). from: https://tradingeconomics.com/india/calendar Thanks for this link saar. I've shared this on another forum to counter ...
by arshyam
05 Jun 2018 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 20253

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

So the unnamed third participant from the PM's speech is Thailand. They have been generally quiet when it came to Chinese interests, so much that they were perceived to tilt toward China. It also made some sense since they were least impacted by Chinese aggression in the ICS, given they had their ow...
by arshyam
05 Jun 2018 09:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4199
Views: 290226

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

After Chhetri's fervent appeal, tickets sold out for India-Kenya clash Hot on the heels of skipper Sunil Chhetri's emotional plea seeking support from fans, tickets for India's second Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya were sold out here. Chhetri, who will play in his 100th game for the countr...
by arshyam
05 Jun 2018 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 96
Views: 6735

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

^^ Well said, saar, in both of your posts above.

Where is the like button?
by arshyam
04 Jun 2018 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 166028

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Sort of OT, but it has to be said. The impact of overseas capital (FDI, FII) is over-estimated, and India's internal dynamics are under-estimated. Prof. Vaidyanathan's book India Uninc. explains this quite clearly with data - most of Indian growth has been fueled by internal savings and not FDI/FII.
by arshyam
30 May 2018 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 166028

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

What they are giving us with comcasa is a proprietary communication system like a black box which we assume is safe secure and interoperable with their communication system but like with any proprietary commercial system it can have a back door on the hardware side which end user i.e Indian Armed f...
by arshyam
26 May 2018 09:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1465
Views: 113099

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

It's done: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/che ... 989294.ece

Both Central and Egmore stations are added to the metro network in one shot. With this, the metro now connects Central, Egmore, CMBT as well as the airport.
by arshyam
26 May 2018 08:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2382
Views: 267010

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Sharing from IRFCA: Canted turnouts with speed potential of 55 kmph being used for the first time on railways in India on Bhaupur - khurja section of DFC projects. The thick Web switches are used against the conventional thinner switch rails to prolong life. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbhqrqsVMAA9h...
by arshyam
24 May 2018 19:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 687
Views: 123982

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

GST effect?
by arshyam
24 May 2018 07:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226528

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Bart S wrote:^I think he was being sarcastic, referring to the doom and gloom reports by several far-left economists.

Yes, exactly :).
by arshyam
21 May 2018 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226528

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Swarajya reports that the rural economy is in distress. Sigh. Rural India Outpaces Urban Spending By The Widest Margin In Five Years Growth in consumption in rural areas of the country has outpaced spending in urban India by the widest margin in the last five years, Mint has reported. According to t...
by arshyam
19 May 2018 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Remembering the 1971 war
Replies: 146
Views: 18557

Re: Remembering the 1971 war

In WW2, I have read that most of the killings were done by the SS, and the Wehrmacht was not that involved, so I think you have a point there.
by arshyam
19 May 2018 15:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226528

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Just curious, what did Raghuram Rajan actually do about NPAs when he was governor? NPAs were brewing from before the day he took office, didn't they?
by arshyam
19 May 2018 15:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4365
Views: 301647

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There was another incident in Cuba - a 737 crashed with 100 people on board. On mobile, can someone else find out what model it was?
by arshyam
19 May 2018 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375389

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Some junior chaprasi in usg trying to explain why we must steer clear of US kit. I fear for the Tejas, time to start a Kaveri powered testbed and also explore alternatives for our strategic airlift capabilities. And look at the tone of that article: another example of why we the public should steer ...
by arshyam
15 May 2018 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4718
Views: 716436

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^ "Whoever is to blame" ? It's the damn Russians again, but you will not find the words to call them out as is. Hide behind some long sentences attributing multiple reasons as the reason for the delay. First, it was DMR249A grade steel, now this. Wonder what else is in store. I am sure we...
by arshyam
14 May 2018 07:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Given the way BMRCL insists on planning (or the lack of it), I don't have any hopes of seamless connectivity if the station is built outside the city. See their pig headed-ness in planning the Cantonment metro station "integration" (it's a kilometre away in some playground). Whitefield and...
by arshyam
13 May 2018 21:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Also 4lane elevated road on OMR? Wow how Navy years will that take! Not running the mrts through omr and instead running it half way through into velachery is all sorts of ^&*###^#&#&!%!$!& It's not a bad idea, actually. Since the metro will be integrated, traffic can be managed on ...
by arshyam
13 May 2018 21:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

If we look at vast mass of traffic entering nyc from nj newark side or exiting nyc toward north side the bridges and roads are quite old and not texas wide but tightly managed with broad c3i systems and metro offload still lakhs of cars use this road network True, even then, the GW is notorious for...
by arshyam
13 May 2018 20:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I hope the HSR comes up as soon as e-way construction starts. If BJP comes in Ka, high chances of it. HSR is not luxury in this route, but a necessity. As Suraj mentioned, this line is too short for over night travel and too long for day travel. All the trains run full, the buses are notoriously un...
by arshyam
13 May 2018 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Can they build tunnels under metro-pillars? I am guessing they can since tunneling is done underneath buildings, but asking just in case. That bridge has to go if KR Puram wants to see any relief, or land is found magically for a parallel 4-lane bridge. The idiotic metro plan that has two parallel v...
by arshyam
13 May 2018 19:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Regarding the BLR e-way, all the announcements seem to be concentrated on the Chennai side, but nothing in BLR. What happens after one exits the e-way at Hoskote? Getting on the regular KR Puram-ITI-Tin Factory route will waste away all the gains of taking the e-way. The STRR may be too far out of t...
by arshyam
13 May 2018 19:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

It's raining road-projects in Chennai, both by NHAI and the SG, most of them long overdue. Some of the recent initiatives in various stages of planning: NHAI: 1. This Port-Sriperumbudur 6-lane elevated corridor to connect the Chennai port, as well as the BLR expressway, along with the long overdue 6...
by arshyam
07 May 2018 21:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2382
Views: 267010

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Suraj saar, I was referring to the twin WAP-5 hauling the Rajdhani, hence 10000 horses.
by arshyam
07 May 2018 20:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2382
Views: 267010

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

First for passenger trains: Special Rajdhani to have engines at both ends MUMBAI: For the first time on Indian Railways, a passenger train will have an engine at the front and the rear to save travel time. Western Railway will hold trials with this technique on the special Rajdhani that plies from ...
by arshyam
07 May 2018 19:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2382
Views: 267010

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ It would have been Madras Railway and SIR (SIR for the line to Conjeevaram and Chinglepat - old spellings :)). IIRC, MSMR came into being much later when SMR (which served interior KA mostly) was merged with the Madras railway to become the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway (MSMR).
by arshyam
22 Apr 2018 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 166028

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

So what's with the sudden increasing in lecturing (or should I say hectoring) by the US of late? Is it only because of the new SoS?
by arshyam
22 Apr 2018 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 166028

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

And I pay ₹36 per litre of milk in BLR. But seriously, can we stop going further OT? This discussion got moved over to BGR with a dedicated thread, not sure how these discussions are relevant to relations between India and the US. [Was about to x-post the above article to bring the thread back on tr...
by arshyam
22 Apr 2018 07:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 226528

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ And this august "economics" focused magazine recommended that Indians vote Congress in 2014. Not going into politics, but simply pointing out their level of credibility.
by arshyam
21 Apr 2018 20:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227492

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Interestingly, it's a six-lane highway built on top of single pillars.
by arshyam
21 Apr 2018 11:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1364
Views: 148835

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

MEA expects action over Indian flag-burning incident - ANI London [United Kingdom], Apr. 20 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday expressed displeasure over India's national flag-burning incident at London's Parliament Square on April 18, and said that they expected a legal acti...

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