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by arshyam
23 Oct 2018 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

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:
by arshyam
21 Oct 2018 12:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 307012

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ That's actually a good idea. Tirupati will also ensure a steady stream of traffic.
by arshyam
20 Oct 2018 11:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 307012

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ No disagreements there.
by arshyam
20 Oct 2018 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 516
Views: 39186

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Rakesh wrote:Shyam, what is this engine start issue?

Just a metaphor saar, for spare parts being withheld, grounded fleet, etc. Just like the Seakings a couple of decades ago. Steps to make part of our fleet inoperable.
by arshyam
20 Oct 2018 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 516
Views: 39186

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

It shows they are not serious either. They know that we'd never buy the F-16, but if they pushed the F-18 via this threat, even that potential sale will go away, as we will not buy anything under a threat. P.S. The "engine start" issue is good enough to not buy the F-18 either. Tejas with ...
by arshyam
20 Oct 2018 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

]Horrifying that the central leadership of BJP with such a huge mandate across the majority of states in India being so spineless in front of the lone commie ruled govt. While I share your sentiment, L&O is a state subject, the centre has no role to play as of now. The best they can do is to as...
by arshyam
20 Oct 2018 10:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 307012

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

BLR metro not going UG was not the result of a feasibility study, soil test, etc., was it? AFAICT, the GoK has been very reluctant to build a metro on this route for various reasons, but cost of UG has not been one of them. Sure, UG is costly, but if any place needed a UG metro, that was ORR, given ...
by arshyam
20 Oct 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 516
Views: 39186

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Awesome. Next step when we do something not to khan's liking: "do this, or else those khatara F-16s we gave you last year won't start". So on and so forth.

And many amrikis wonder why almost no one around the world likes them :lol:

P.S. Is there a middle finger icon? :evil:
by arshyam
20 Oct 2018 07:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 307012

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The hsr terminal could potentially be made in whitefield with direct connectivity to the ongoing metro line going to mg road and the planned orr metro There is no room to lay hsr line through city to majestic Another option is near hebbal where a railway line hardly used goes parallel to the bial e...
by arshyam
19 Oct 2018 08:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Regional channels are more sensible: they have a male reporter on the ground and are reporting with some sensitivity. Unlike a few shouters like Ornob. Current caption on Thanthi TV: "irumudi kattamal senrukkondirukkirar Kavitha" (translation: a lady called Kavitha is heading (towards the ...
by arshyam
19 Oct 2018 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I'd request the Mongol to stay away from this thread for some time. Mongolia is anyway not impacted by this, and post after long unreadable post telling us unwashed natives to start washing ourselves or else, only inflame our feelings and do not contribute anything to this thread. If I didn't know b...
by arshyam
19 Oct 2018 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Watching visuals on a Tamil news channel of some woman being escorted towards Sabarimala. Full riot gear, not a shred of appearing to go as a devotee. Heck, not even a bindi. Some devotion this, and some fundamental right we are supposed to respect. Ack thoo only.
by arshyam
18 Oct 2018 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Karthik S wrote:I think you went too far ahead with some example from elsewhere about blatant racist discriminatory practice vs Sabaraimalai's..

Absolutely. That example was in poor taste.
by arshyam
18 Oct 2018 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

It is like saying, hey I have to breathe/think/my heart has to beat/blood has to flow every second I have to be alive, how long will I have to do it? Or I have to look out against anti-national everyday for the country to be free, how long? or A soldier on the border says I have to be guard at all ...
by arshyam
18 Oct 2018 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Time to close the temple. What is a temple without the sanctity and devotees' devotion in it? Only a building with some sculptures. A big part of me agrees with that, but that's what EJs would want, wouldn't they? What will rejoice them most, A few women entering or temple closing down? True that, ...
by arshyam
18 Oct 2018 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4290
Views: 173861

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

^^ Excellent news! Slowly but surely, we are inching toward the 3rd stage.
by arshyam
18 Oct 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236064

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I second Cybaru. This topic, while interesting in itself, seems more suited to the "understanding US" thread. Too many times has this thread derailed and mods seem okay with it for whatever reasons.
by arshyam
18 Oct 2018 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Time to close the temple. What is a temple without the sanctity and devotees' devotion in it? Only a building with some sculptures.
by arshyam
16 Oct 2018 22:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1005
Views: 106993

Re: Indian IT Industry

The data protection draft asks for the "operational copy" to be stored in India. That's a clever way of going about this...
by arshyam
16 Oct 2018 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I don't know the full text of the Petition, and how much it got distorted in reporting, but at first reading it sounds like a jumbled mess of insinuations with no facts. True. The petition which was filed at Kerala HC, was filed by a person who had no locus standi (i.e non-Muslim), and he had no su...
by arshyam
15 Oct 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3034
Views: 554741

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

There has been a cyclone in the bay all of last week. There is a new weather system developing as we speak, and going by my driving experience over 300km today, it's pretty intense. So, ISRO did the right thing weather-wise.
by arshyam
13 Oct 2018 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

UB saar, can't disagree with most of your points, but consider this one aspect: The SC was merely deciding what was the correct interpretation of the Constitution. All said and done, it is a public place that receives public funds, and is probably situated on public land. They cannot say that people...
by arshyam
12 Oct 2018 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Also are there protestors from other states/ Protests staged against SC verdict on Sabarimala - The Hindu, Coimbatore Ayyappa devotees stage stir against Supreme Court verdict - The Hindu, Chennai (see the # of women in the pic) https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/mrpoxs/article25151900.ec...
by arshyam
12 Oct 2018 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3034
Views: 554741

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

Then who'll take the Americans to their space station? :lol:
by arshyam
11 Oct 2018 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44282

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

I can also confirm the tradition on women not going to sabarimala is older than the nineties. In the late eighties, my relatives did the trek, full 41 days, etc, and that's when I became familiar with these restrictions. No women from TN will also go to the temple now, ban or no ban. In fact, the on...
by arshyam
11 Oct 2018 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 516
Views: 39186

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Bring it on, I say...
by arshyam
07 Oct 2018 19:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2537
Views: 307012

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I had earlier mentioned IR has problems with running dual locomotives on a single train with independent pantographs - which cause oscillation issues with the OHE when running at high speeds (due to OHE design issues). But going by reports on IRFCA, looks like IR has not given up and is trying out v...
by arshyam
07 Oct 2018 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 516
Views: 39186

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Or try to create a rift within the govt. Or project that the govt was for delay, but Modi used his personal popularity to override everything else (this point to assuage the amrikis). It can be spun in many such ways. Ultimately, who knows the truth? P.S. I personally don't believe this report of Do...
by arshyam
04 Oct 2018 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 516
Views: 39186

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Please bring on the sanctions, I say, puh-leez. In one stroke, comcasa will be dead in the water and we can proceed to do just what we want. Maybe some sense will dawn upon GoI to make the Kaveri a well funded national programme to build aero + marine propulsion capability. Not to mention severely u...
by arshyam
28 Sep 2018 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 100317

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

China can take this so-called 2+1 mechanism and shove it. Just because we showed them who's the boss, they are trying to play nice by couching some patronizing shite in some very polite sounding words. Nothing stops the incoming govt from defaulting on their Chinese loans, and the Chinese know it, s...
by arshyam
27 Sep 2018 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 91805

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Some of the details were indeed off, but it explains the complicated challenge in a relatively easy to understand way.
by arshyam
24 Sep 2018 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 91805

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

[youtube]=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIAq9UEPSWU[/youtube] Such TFTA that it gives me goose bumps, came across as an ad on youtube, ended up watching a 23 min ad for the first time, in the meanwhile a young teammate came and she too got hooked had to watch it again. Didnt mind either This is a...
by arshyam
12 Sep 2018 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3034
Views: 554741

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

Did JFK announce the moon landing after it was done? His publicly declared target galvanized the US' popular imagination about space, and they haven't looked back since. Sometimes, countries need to do that.
by arshyam
12 Sep 2018 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3034
Views: 554741

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

What is the purpose of putting such exhibitions? just make the stuff and stick to the launch date. These technology demonstrators, integrated systems, successfully tested XYZ are of no use. Just make and stick to the date . Otherwise it is all big show-off. Giving false hope for the launch date and...
by arshyam
12 Sep 2018 18:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2211
Views: 345283

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yes, Mudra and farming loans are risky but with wide distribution it is somewhat mitigated. Compare an industrialist getting Rs 10000 crore and his company tanking to the same loan being given to 50000 people of which 2000 are tanking. Then it is less risky. I believe the repayment on Mudra is good...
by arshyam
12 Sep 2018 17:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2211
Views: 345283

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What are people's thoughts about this? MUDRA loans is another crisis in the making, says Raghuram Rajan - The Hindu Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has cautioned that the next crisis in India’s banking sector could come from loans given to the unorganised micro and small businesses, called MUDRA ...
by arshyam
12 Sep 2018 17:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2211
Views: 345283

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Politics. Elections are far away. If they give up the $$ they make on the taxes now and oil prices continue to remain high, inflation will go up and govt will be out of buffer room to cut before elections. Now, no matter how much people and opposition jump up and down, they have no incentive to dro...
by arshyam
10 Sep 2018 22:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 420
Views: 39345

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

^^ True that. Pathetic roads when driving into the city, given the sheer volume of industrial traffic. Good thing is that Gadkari and Pon R have worked with GoTN to revive the stalled Port elevated expressway, and have extended it to Sriperumbudur. It's going to be a 40-km long 6-lane elevated road ...

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