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by arshyam
10 Dec 2018 17:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392862

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Breaking... Urjit Patel resigns as RBI governor - Livemint Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel resigned Monday citing personal reasons. “On account of personal reasons, I have decided to step down from my current position effective immediately. It has been my privilege and honour to ser...
by arshyam
05 Dec 2018 11:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

We complain about ISRO launch videos having boring "asmaan mein garaj raha hai" type textbook Hindi commentary instead of the actual sounds of the rocket. Here we have the actual sounds, let's yenjaai onlee :). In fact, there is someone calling out some numbers in the background, I need to...
by arshyam
03 Dec 2018 21:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

ICF coaches don't need generator cars since they are supplied electricity directly from the engine. This is not true. ICF coaches (I assume you mean the older design coaches) have batteries that are charged by dynamos. They don't use (or need) hotel load from the locomotive at all. But these batter...
by arshyam
03 Dec 2018 12:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Sudhanshu Mani's twitter feed is interesting. Frustration boiled over, but I'd say with justification going by the state of our media and their so-called quality of reporting. ManiSudhanshu @ManiSudhanshu58 Dec 1 Remember the world-class DEMUs manufactured by ICF for Sri Lanka. The train has been lo...
by arshyam
03 Dec 2018 12:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Moar coming soon... Link ManiSudhanshu @ManiSudhanshu58 Dec 1 Train18, Tejas done..MEMU proto with u/slung 3-ph electrics, better seats & all floor space for passengers/wide gangways+Sleek efficient air-con EMUs for Mumbai with u/slung equipment, high accl, thru passage & wide sealed gangway...
by arshyam
03 Dec 2018 12:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

ICF is on a roll... new coaches for a Chennai Madurai Tejas express.. ManiSudhanshu @ManiSudhanshu58 Nov 30 Much awaited upgraded Tejas flaggd off for Egmore-Madurai route..new comfort for travellers; exquisite interiors, windows with motor-operated blinds, PIS, plug doors, sealed gangways, Infotain...
by arshyam
03 Dec 2018 12:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Per info available on IRFCA, T-18 is based on WAP-5 wheelsets (wheel+axle) and FIAT bogies with LHB coach shells. The WAP-5 wheelsets being taller apparently allow suspending the traction motors under the coaches. This looks like mere system integration, but is more complicated than it sounds. Power...
by arshyam
27 Nov 2018 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3298
Views: 605524

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

^^ Thanks Varoon, that's good to know.
by arshyam
26 Nov 2018 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3298
Views: 605524

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Will this be the first time they have two launches within a month?
by arshyam
24 Nov 2018 19:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

From SSC's Chennai airport thread ( link ): https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181120/d35b09b758f319b9ada37c2a089d629d.jpg This shows the air traffic between MAA-BLR and MAA-HYD last month. See this ( link to DGCA publication ) for the full list of stats. That apart, Chennai-BLR has 7 dedicated dail...
by arshyam
21 Nov 2018 06:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

A super fast express train runs at an average speed of 65 kmph. Super fast 65 kmph :(( :mrgreen: Actually, even 65kmph is difficult to achieve, and only a handful of trains apart from Rajdhani/Shatabdi class trains manage this average. The threshold to designate a train as super fast is actually 55...
by arshyam
20 Nov 2018 19:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Singha saar, this is for you: http://indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/finance_budget/Budget_2017-18/Pink_Book_2017-18/05-Pink%20Book%202017-18-NFR.pdf It's the NFR pink book for this financial year, and lists the allocations for the following (pages 3-4). It does not give the t...
by arshyam
20 Nov 2018 16:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2904
Views: 239616

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I asked since the graphic specifically says 7 toll 'plazas'. Anyway, as long as it's the Hyderabad ORR model, we are good.
by arshyam
20 Nov 2018 16:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It's 3 signal blocks, I think, and 5 for Rajdhani class trains. Trains without this clearance won't necessarily stop, but will slow down for sure as the blocks behind a train will be red- yellow - double yellow - green. Add additional double yellow blocks depending on the speed clearance for the tra...
by arshyam
20 Nov 2018 14:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2904
Views: 239616

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Toll plazas on an expressway? :-?
by arshyam
17 Nov 2018 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34257

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Found this on the Hindu's homepage. Review the following before (gingerly) stepping into the article... Unnecessary, destabilising and expensive - Suvrat Raju, The Hindu However, this strategic function makes little sense in the modern Indian context. There is no realistic threat, which the Arihant ...
by arshyam
17 Nov 2018 08:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 636169

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I'd love to listen to Arun Shourie had he been intellectually honest with himself post-2014. He allowed his personal angst cloud his professional judgment and has been only critical of govt policy. This is from a person who had a hand in steering our economy through the post-Pokhran sanctions and ki...
by arshyam
17 Nov 2018 08:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7842
Views: 636169

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Also if you are going to not listen to economists like Raghuram Rajan and Arun Shourie and listen to a Chaiwallah on economics, then you should not be the complaining about standards here The previous govt had economists all over the place: PM, Finance minister, CEA (the same RR himself), NAC advis...
by arshyam
15 Nov 2018 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

There seems to be a problem with the Tamil font saar. Could you pls double check? Thanks for noticing. Fixed now. Looks good now, I checked the English and Tamil versions. Have two minor suggestions for the Hindi version: 1. Line 2 says रौंदने instead of रोकने. Maybe its intentional, but it struck ...
by arshyam
15 Nov 2018 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

There seems to be a problem with the Tamil font saar. Could you pls double check?
by arshyam
13 Nov 2018 23:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

@Dileep saar, I had a friend of mine double check the Kannada write up for errors and it looks fine (I also shared the English write-up to compare with). This was the Kannada write-up @Sachin saar had shared. Hope that helps.
by arshyam
13 Nov 2018 07:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ Eh? Did they pull out all the traction poles in this route? :rotfl:

The Chennai -Delhi route has been fully electrified since the early nineties.
by arshyam
12 Nov 2018 23:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It's standard IR practice for un-commissioned equipment. This is just the "ferry flight" equivalent on rails, much testing awaits.
by arshyam
08 Nov 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144452

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

barath_s wrote:A ski jump +arrestor wires is often called a STOBAR (Short take off but arrested recovery) system and is used in current russian, indian and chinese carriers

Thanks, that's good to know.
by arshyam
08 Nov 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34257

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

It is interesting to note that the Navy went with the Amriki classification and designated the Arihant as SSBN -80. There was a discussion in the older thread where some stalwarts (tsarkar-ji?) had argued that the Arihant was neither an SSN nor an SSBN, and was a unique type amongst world navies. S...
by arshyam
08 Nov 2018 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 69516

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Should we expect this sort of stuff on a regular basis? You mean some criminal will commit some crime online? You bet. No offence, but what's the point of asking such rhetorical questions and hyperventilating over it? I don't know what this scam is about (hasn't made it to the news cycle here afaik...
by arshyam
06 Nov 2018 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34257

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

It is interesting to note that the Navy went with the Amriki classification and designated the Arihant as SSBN -80. There was a discussion in the older thread where some stalwarts (tsarkar-ji?) had argued that the Arihant was neither an SSN nor an SSBN, and was a unique type amongst world navies. So...
by arshyam
05 Nov 2018 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201262

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

To rub more chilli on their sorry behinds, we should quote the old figures calculated by Dadabhai Naoroji* and present them to the stiff upper lip types saying: they have "miles to go before they sleep finish" paying back what they looted from us. Why justify their outrage with more from o...
by arshyam
05 Nov 2018 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34257

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

How accurate is that pic in the background? Seems as official as it could get with the PM himself in the foreground, but looks different from the 2009 launch pic (see the tapering hull in the front).
by arshyam
05 Nov 2018 16:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

This is now becoming harassment, pure and simple. Preventive detention of the temple head priest himself. What next, arrest Ayyappa too for his vows not being constitutional? At this point, the commies know there is no coming back to power in KL (or anywhere else in India for that matter), so they a...
by arshyam
05 Nov 2018 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34257

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Where? Where? :D
by arshyam
05 Nov 2018 12:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

No chance. These coaches have a codal life of 30 years, and ICF was churning them out till 2017 while they ramped up LHB production. So, unless there is some mass re-export program of refurbished ICF coaches to OBOR like munnas, fat chance of replacing all of the 40,000 coaches within 5 years. I am ...
by arshyam
05 Nov 2018 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

For anyone waiting for the proverbial 11th hour Savior in the central govt, they're busy muscling and arresting parents of kids bursting crackers with a gleeful Harshavardhan behind it. Was this in Delhi saar? I ask since Chennai has started bursting crackers since last week itself. I observed a ni...
by arshyam
03 Nov 2018 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

All underground metro stations in Chennai have platform screen doors. Safer for sure, but personally not a fan. I like to see the train arriving...
by arshyam
03 Nov 2018 15:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Good write up, Javee saar. Ties everything together nicely.
by arshyam
01 Nov 2018 18:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355941

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Park-Central is much better of late. Exit Park* suburban station, down the escalator, cross under the road (this is right next to the metro station) and up the escalator in front of Moore market complex. The metro station itself will have a closer entrance to Central soon. * Park is different from t...
by arshyam
29 Oct 2018 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Hmm... From ‘Rock’ At The Back To Rockstar In The Front? Amit Shah Likely To Visit Sabarimala During Mandala Season - Swarajya Amidst the crisis the BJP national President Amit Shah may visit Sabarimala during the upcoming Mandalakalam pilgrimage season to offer prayers at the Ayyappa Temple, report...
by arshyam
28 Oct 2018 08:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 351870

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

TN also has other airports doing international, either to gelf or SE Asia. So not all state air traffic has to follow through madras. Besides it's a dump of an airport. Yes, that's true. After MAA, CJB, TRZ and IXM are coming up as international airports on their own strengths. Of these, TRZ is the...
by arshyam
24 Oct 2018 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

As extending judicial over reach Supreme Court banned firecrackers on Deepvalli expect between 8:00 -10:00 pm. They don't understand in deep South Naraka Chaturdasi is celebrated in the early morning on previous day. And all should use green firecrackers to be defined by SC. That was my first thoug...
by arshyam
23 Oct 2018 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103521

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

RSS helping the movement? Sounds like a hijacking from within to me. Didn't the RSS act all liberal and welcome the verdict? :lol:

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