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by arshyam
16 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

PMNRF - Prime Minister's National Relief Fund

The Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund - kerala.gov.in. Does anyone know of an official online donation link?

Many places in BLR are collecting donations like clothes, etc.
by arshyam
16 Aug 2018 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Kerala rains | Live updates: Kochi airport shut till August 26 - The Hindu https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/7qsiyf/article24706063.ece/alternates/FREE_660/Cochin%20airportjpg A view of the Kochi international airport | Photo Credit: Photos courtesy: Indian Navy At least 20 feared dead ...
by arshyam
16 Aug 2018 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Kerala has been under severe weather over the past couple of weeks, and most of the state is impacted. Trains are more or less at a standstill, and road networks in the hills are impacted by landslides. Kochi airport has been shutdown. The tragic situation has resulted in almost 90 people dead. I am...
by arshyam
11 Aug 2018 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1639
Views: 198915

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^ More likely that the grass looks greener on the other side, that's all.
by arshyam
08 Aug 2018 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317515

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

AI used to deploy one of its 787s on the DEL-MAA route. I don't think it was connected to an international leg as it was a day time, iirc. Not sure if they still operate the same equipment these days. DEL-MAA and DEL-BLR are sure shot candidates for the 777/350 type wide bodies in the near future. ...
by arshyam
08 Aug 2018 19:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317515

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

DEL-MAA and DEL-BLR are sure shot candidates for the 777/350 type wide bodies in the near future. Demand, slot constraints, and the distance will demand it, even though the 787s will be cheaper to operate. That's the problem isn't it. No 777s or A350s are on order by any Indian airline. They seem t...
by arshyam
08 Aug 2018 19:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 977
Views: 100373

Re: Indian IT Industry

The making of Freshworks: From the ‘middle of nowhere in Chennai’ to a freshly-minted unicorn - ET The company has just announced a $100 million funding round led by Sequoia and Accel Partners. The funds, most likely the last round to be raised privately, will be used to expand the company’s global...
by arshyam
07 Aug 2018 22:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317515

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

AI used to deploy one of its 787s on the DEL-MAA route. I don't think it was connected to an international leg as it was a day time, iirc. Not sure if they still operate the same equipment these days. DEL-MAA and DEL-BLR are sure shot candidates for the 777/350 type wide bodies in the near future. D...
by arshyam
01 Aug 2018 19:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278768

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

And as if on cue.. RBI hikes repo rate by 25 bps to 6.5%, raises inflation projection _ LiveMint on MSN Mumbai: The Reserve bank of India’s (RBI’s) monetary policy committee (MPC) on Wednesday raised repo rates by 25 basis points to 6.5% on account of inflationary pressures arising due to hike in mi...
by arshyam
30 Jul 2018 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3896
Views: 286876

Re: Internal Security Watch

Over 40 lakh people left out of draft National Register of Citizens in Assam - Rahul Karmakar, The Hindu More than 40 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants have been left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The draft NRC was released in Guwahati on Monday by Registrar General...
by arshyam
29 Jul 2018 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1639
Views: 198915

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India ready to sign COMCASA pact with United States http://www.janes.com/article/82019/india-ready-to-sign-comcasa-pact-with-united-states Official sources told Jane’s on 26 July that COMCASA was likely to be signed during the inaugural ‘2+2 meeting’ in New Delhi on 6 September between India’s defe...
by arshyam
27 Jul 2018 06:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2444
Views: 286297

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Uday Express from Bengaluru to Coimbatore is a treat for passengers The express runs at a speed of 160 km/hour and completes the 378km in seven hours. Except Mondays, the train will operate on all the other days with stops at Tirupur, Erode and Salem. Do these media idiots even read what they type?...
by arshyam
16 Jul 2018 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Be Indian Buy Indian
Replies: 176
Views: 17438

Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

The new Nokia android phones are marked Made in India. They are assembled here for sure with imported components, but still better than fully imported and/or chinese brands. Posting for anyone who is looking to buy...
by arshyam
13 Jul 2018 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24934

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

AGNI ICBM would be better :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Trump understand power & that is what need to be shown. And he responds to it with more power of his own. He says he likes and respects Eleven because “he’s the King” but that doesn’t stop him from hitting Cheen with the biggest trade war ...
by arshyam
08 Jul 2018 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4277
Views: 166248

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

An old article, but something I came across only today. Makes for grim reading.

List of Indian Nuclear Scientists who died mysterious deaths - IndiaFacts
by arshyam
04 Jul 2018 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 884
Views: 31180

Re: BR Forum Feedback

^^ Agreed. I felt bad when shiv saar also left. Add rohitvats, Akshay Kapoor, deejay (maybe lurking?), hnair, vina. RB saar too seems invisible of late. I am sure I have missed a few more people.
by arshyam
01 Jul 2018 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 884
Views: 31180

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Not sure where else to move my reply (from the Econ thread), so here it goes. Swarajya's Interview with the PM. https://swarajyamag.com/economy/modi-to-gst-critics-can-we-have-milk-and-mercedes-at-the-same-rate Swarajya's interview with our PM - a media coup, and am proud to say that I write for the...
by arshyam
01 Jul 2018 11:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278768

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Wrong thread, replied elsewhere.
by arshyam
30 Jun 2018 21:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 369
Views: 72051

Re: India's Shipping Sector

^^ Nope, only the port. The SY is still with L&T. Though going by the current pace of Naval orders (or lack of), how long is anybody's guess.
by arshyam
28 Jun 2018 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1639
Views: 198915

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mort Walker wrote:The big road blocks are the tariffs, Iran sanctions and CAATSA.

Roadblocks imply a there is a path one is looking to go down. Where do you think that path leads to?
by arshyam
28 Jun 2018 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2764
Views: 389039

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Since we are discussing 737 tanker options, Boeing offers its tanker based on the 767 platform, and this production line is still active. It's called KC-76, IIRC.
by arshyam
27 Jun 2018 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 24934

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

I think these are all trial balloons to put our "two" on the defensive before coming to the talks. I just hope uncle has factored in having to talk to two Bharatiya naaris. Plus it's two 'uncles' on the other side :lol:
by arshyam
18 Jun 2018 21:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231147

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: 2880
Views: 231147

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: 2880
Views: 231147

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: 2444
Views: 286297

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: 2444
Views: 286297

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: 2444
Views: 286297

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: 7748
Views: 607725

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: 45316

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: 1837
Views: 278768

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: 1837
Views: 278768

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: 164
Views: 22306

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: 4372
Views: 307233

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: 331
Views: 24934

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: 1639
Views: 198915

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: 1639
Views: 198915

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: 115725

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: 2444
Views: 286297

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...

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