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by arshyam
25 Feb 2021 13:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671337

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

When a mod himself is worried about a ban :shock: :mrgreen: ... replied in the politics thread.
by arshyam
25 Feb 2021 13:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201651

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Somehow, I am not a fan on this renaming. Perhaps because the stadium was earlier named after the Sardar. Though the sports complex would still be called Sardar Patel sports complex, it's usually the stadium name that shows up on TV, and hence gets visibility. Surely there are enough doddering stru...
by arshyam
25 Feb 2021 08:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671337

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Somehow, I am not a fan on this renaming. Perhaps because the stadium was earlier named after the Sardar. Though the sports complex would still be called Sardar Patel sports complex, it's usually the stadium name that shows up on TV, and hence gets visibility. Surely there are enough doddering struc...
by arshyam
22 Feb 2021 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8807
Views: 1028198

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Get Vaccinated To Defeat The Pandemic – It Is Absolutely Safe: Trust Me, I’m 94 - by Dr H V Hande, Swarajya A nice article by the 94-yo former health minister of TN advocating vaccination, along with a summary of the challenges we faced as a country and how we overcome some of them. Nothing new tha...
by arshyam
22 Feb 2021 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 148
Views: 34255

Re: Indian Interests_2

Dharampal's series is very revealing about life in 18th and 19th century India. Swarajya has published a timely article summarizing Dharampal's works:

On Dharampal’s Birth Anniversary: Short Descriptions Of The Gandhian Scholar’s Most Important Works - by Ashwini B Desai and Harshith Joseph
by arshyam
15 Feb 2021 17:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671337

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Ashwin's day it is. Man of the match already? A(nother) (second-inning) 5-wicket haul would be icing on the cake.
by arshyam
15 Feb 2021 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1993
Views: 295644

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

^^ Interesting factoids, I didn't know about these connections. Thanks.

That said, at some point, we'd need a law making election contestants declare if they have (immediate) family ties abroad, especially relatives working in/for foreign governments.
by arshyam
15 Feb 2021 07:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1993
Views: 295644

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

#islam This is not the first time marwaris are facing this brunt of these idiots. It started with the rabid Seeman's Naam Thamizhar Katchi, probably instigated by one of the larger Dravidian parties, calling for Marwaris to go back :(( . I had a heated argument against a few Seeman fans on this per...
by arshyam
10 Feb 2021 07:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671337

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Another thing with the 1st Chepauk test: it's possible that the long Australia tour got our players used to Aussie conditions, and needed time to adapt to home conditions. England, by contrast, were 'acclimatized' via their SL tour just before this, so came off on top. The next match will surely be ...
by arshyam
10 Feb 2021 07:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671337

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I don't think No-hit Sharma is good for Tests. Pick him for ODIs and T20s. Bring back KL Rahul. My thoughts exactly - Rohit hasn't impressed ever since he came to Australia for the last two tests. Yes, he scored some half-centuries, but so did people like Sundar or Shardul. One expects better from ...
by arshyam
08 Feb 2021 09:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357121

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A thought-provoking analysis by S.Gurumurthy about the role of RBI in generating (or suppressing) growth. Apparently, there is still an element of risk from RBI policy, so how they approach the NPA issue is key. Posting the full article as it has raised some important points, including how RBI can (...
by arshyam
07 Feb 2021 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8638

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Assuming they are really asleep and not just pretending to be, yhey'll wake up only when they get bitten in the posterior. But then, looking at Kanishka, maybe they won't.
by arshyam
04 Feb 2021 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 7373

Re: Aero India 2021

They just don't care, saar. I mean, how hard is it to watch coverage of other airshows from around the world and seek to apply that here? There are tons of such videos on youtube, if anyone's interested. I have given up on DD ever improving on this aspect, and keep my expectations at the sub-basemen...
by arshyam
04 Feb 2021 08:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3101
Views: 392842

Re: Indian Roads Thread

My only concern with these record-breaks is the quality. The old BLR-MAS highway via Chittoor got upgraded with concrete (using these pavers only) for a 70km stretch in AP, and the fit and finish is horrible. So much so that folks from east Bangalore still prefer to take the route via Krishnagiri de...
by arshyam
03 Feb 2021 09:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10081

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

Not an expert by any stretch, but won't printing more money cause higher inflation, reducing the actual value of the deposit?
by arshyam
03 Feb 2021 08:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10081

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

After some more thought, I am thinking maybe this could be a vehicle to reduce the interest outgo by the govt? As others have posted, 8% p.a. interest is not sustainable beyond a point, and by taxing this interest, they get to reduce the interest rates without actually do so. So with some money movi...
by arshyam
03 Feb 2021 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 665
Views: 100256

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

^^ <Nail firmly hit on the head>
by arshyam
02 Feb 2021 09:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10081

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

Amazon, Flipkart hit as budget slaps digital tax burden on non-resident e-com operators - By Bismah Malik, TNIE BENGALURU: In a move that may upset e-tailers like Amazon, Flipkart, the government has introduced an amendment in the Finance Act 2016 under which non-resident e-commerce operators will ...
by arshyam
02 Feb 2021 09:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10081

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

Hmm, this is going to get a lot of brickbats, including from moi... Budget 2021: Political hot potato Employees Provident Fund now taxable - TNIE NEW DELHI: Hidden in the fine print of the budget is a shocker for salaried people – interest on employees contribution to provident fund beyond Rs 2.5 la...
by arshyam
01 Feb 2021 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201651

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After some thought and analysis, and the sheer adamancy and headstrong displayed by the govt of the day, these farm laws seems like nothing but a pseudonym and legal basis for corporate farming initially by Indian corporates but then handed over to western corporates on the sly. What analysis? Coul...
by arshyam
01 Feb 2021 14:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10081

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

Summary of the capital expenditure on defence is here: https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/doc/eb/sbe20.pdf (In ₹ crore) Army: ₹36,481.90, up from ₹33,213.28 (2020-21 RE) Navy: ₹33,253.55 down from ₹37,542.88 (2020-21 RE) Air Force: ₹53,214.77 down from ₹55,055.41 (2020-21 RE) DRDO: ₹11,375.50 up from ₹7...
by arshyam
21 Jan 2021 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2277
Views: 201651

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So the BIF will use this template to block any further reform, and the real tough ones are ahead, like UCC. If the govt really stays these farm bills (it is only a proposal for now), they are going to have more trouble down the road, and risk becoming a lame-duck govt for the remainder of the term. ...
by arshyam
17 Jan 2021 16:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671337

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

One must congratulate Sundar and Shardul for making a stand at the crease, their partnership ensured we have a fighting chance to get to a draw at minimum, while the Aussies will have to work much harder to force a result.
by arshyam
12 Jan 2021 12:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671337

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Looks like Ashwin was giving it right back to Paine's sledging. Something about Paine's next India tour being his last and all that.
by arshyam
06 Jan 2021 08:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357121

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman's stewardship of the economy will go down in history on par with Manmohan Singh's post-91 role. The V-shaped recovery is pointing to a sustained bull run from now on.
by arshyam
01 Jan 2021 00:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5605
Views: 671337

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

At minimum, look for a different captain at least for tests. Kohli is great as a batsman, but as captain, meh... middling at best. As for Shastri, time to kick him out. After the world cup debacle, we have plumbed a new low under his coaching - 36 all out calls for a head or two. Basically, one gets...
by arshyam
31 Dec 2020 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2965
Views: 256105

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

A legend has passed! Om shanti.
by arshyam
31 Dec 2020 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1035
Views: 108805

Re: BR Forum Feedback

I have seen this problem with Firefox when I used to have "strict" mode of Tracking Protection (under Options->Privacy and Security). This mode breaks some functionality as it does not allow some types of media and scripts (embedded YT videos wouldn't load, for example). As for images, I t...
by arshyam
18 Dec 2020 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33345

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

If India wants to "corrupt" her, it can be done under the guise of "emotional connect". We have seen Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright, etc. being very partial to Europe, unlike Condi Rice. Same between Canada/Australia/NZ/UK. A similar relationship exists between Spain and Arg...
by arshyam
15 Dec 2020 09:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383572

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Historically, kolar has been a hub of out of state workers, mainly from TN who came in for the work in the gold mines many decades ago and settled there. This was only one place where CPI(M)/CPI used to win ONE seat. In last election they lost here too, as their usual candidate (a person who runs l...
by arshyam
10 Dec 2020 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700108

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/china-gives-five-differing-explanations-for-deploying-large-forces-at-lac-jaishankar/articleshow/79645218.cms "We are today probably at the most difficult phase of our relationship with China, certainly in the last 30 to 40 years or you could argue eve...
by arshyam
08 Dec 2020 07:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383572

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

How are other states that grow rice or wheat manage without burning stubble? I have hardly seen any cases of stubble burning in TN or KA, for example, and these are heavily rice-intensive agri-economies.
by arshyam
03 Dec 2020 07:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383572

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The fact that the open market price is so much lower than MSP indicates that the market has a glut. Perversely, MSP itself is one of the main factors that contribute to it by distorting the market - many farmers grow these staples in the hopes of getting the MSP rate, and end up pushing the market p...
by arshyam
29 Nov 2020 23:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357121

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ Not sure if related, but SSC forum has been tracking repeated (weekly) An-124 flights into MAA post-lockdown, containing, apparently, factory parts. Not sure if they were outbound from China or Korea, though.
by arshyam
20 Nov 2020 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62881

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

the amerikis and whiteys in general think that democracy, freedom and sovereignty for them is different from what they are willing to permit non whiteys to think that they have access/entitlement to. their values are superior and more refined than what non whiteys are entitled to just because they ...
by arshyam
19 Nov 2020 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 62881

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

The important thing here is that the loser is doing Russia and China's job of calling the world's fairest election rigged. But to his dismay, Republican Officials (his own appointees) are vouching for the accuracy of the vote. :lol: For someone who is so vocal about desi capabilities, I was surpris...
by arshyam
19 Nov 2020 07:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383572

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Whether (s)he is good/bad or (im)mature is not the point. The IPS officer has no business using her official position to silence his(her) voice. As simple as that. So what if he sounded a bit rude - does the constitution say anywhere that the Right to Free Expression is only for polite conversations...
by arshyam
18 Nov 2020 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33345

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

During election speeches, Biden cannot appear to be soft on China, especially when his opponent is saying something or the other against China, as well as pointing to his record while in office. Basic political strategy. So we should take these pre-election "strong" words with a pinch of s...
by arshyam
17 Nov 2020 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3449
Views: 700108

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

1. Higher command experience - only one Indian officer, Colonel Thimmayya, commanded a brigade in WW2 (not even Brigadier Cariappa had command experience with a brigade); Indian officers were simply neither trusted nor trained to handle higher formations by the British. Almost all ChiCom armies wer...

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