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by arshyam
16 Jan 2018 07:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1126
Views: 47912

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

Why is a system far older than "modern medicine" called "alternative" medicine? No one I know calls Ayurveda or Siddha as "alternate", but then, these are ordinary people with ordinary problems. Ayurveda and Siddha are good from a preventive healthcare PoV, in which Ind...
by arshyam
15 Jan 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 12678

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Thanks, will suggest these options and see which one resonates.
by arshyam
15 Jan 2018 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3116
Views: 279610

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Saar, a quick q for you in the military miscellaneous thread. Quoting your post to get your attention as it's time sensitive. Will delete this l8r. TIA. Once you are comfortable posting about your initiative (perhaps after it is complete) please let me know and I will post it on this thread as well...
by arshyam
15 Jan 2018 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 12678

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Thanks saar, it is for a training facility for aspiring students who want to join the services. I'll go with the first version itself as it is in a school and Army shortcuts may not be understood by everyone. I am also thinking of adding something inspirational at the end, something like "Servi...
by arshyam
15 Jan 2018 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3116
Views: 279610

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Akshay Kapoor wrote:--<snip>--

Saar, a quick q for you in the military miscellaneous thread. Quoting your post to get your attention as it's time sensitive. Will delete this l8r. TIA.
by arshyam
15 Jan 2018 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 12678

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Paging deejay, Akshay Kapoor and other services folks. Is there a protocol to follow when referencing the name of a posthumous veteran who is also a gallantry awardee? A few friends of mine are looking to inaugurate a facility in Maj. Unnikrishnan's name, and we'd like to get the references correct ...
by arshyam
13 Jan 2018 07:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 265076

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

One way to increase the capacity of Delhi, Mumbai, Blore and chennai would be to make it mandatory flying large wide body aircrafts, between thease cities. Currently there must be some 70 flights on the Del-Mumbai route alone. Most flown by 737 size. Had they used A380, the flights could have been ...
by arshyam
13 Jan 2018 07:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 265076

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Do regulations allow tunnels under a runway? A taxiway is one thing, many airports around the world have them, but this is first I am seeing that might go under a runway. Yes London Heathrow has tunnels from Terminal 5 to Satellite terminals. The satellite terminals are equipped with the gates. Tha...
by arshyam
12 Jan 2018 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 265076

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Do regulations allow tunnels under a runway? A taxiway is one thing, many airports around the world have them, but this is first I am seeing that might go under a runway.
by arshyam
12 Jan 2018 21:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 265076

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Chennai airport to have tunnel to connect to satellite terminal - The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/article22409679.ece/alternates/FREE_660/connecting%20airport With a tunnel underneath to transport passengers and baggage, the Chennai airport is likely to have a satellite terminal soon ...
by arshyam
12 Jan 2018 21:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 265076

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Cross-runway operations begin at city airport - The Hindu In an effort to curtail flight delays, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) began cross-runway operations at the Chennai airport on Thursday. Officials said simultaneous operation of the runways would increase aircraft movement from 36 to 4...
by arshyam
02 Jan 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1391

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

This is an interesting topic, @csaurabh saar, though I was a bit sceptical when opening it. But you have explained your thoughts well. Looking forward to more insights.

@Zynda saar might find this interesting.
by arshyam
28 Dec 2017 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 49557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ How does this, apart from the gratuitous lecture on "Indian mentality" contribute to this thread?
by arshyam
25 Dec 2017 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3840
Views: 529121

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

So this is the second VLF facility after INS Kattabomman. Any news on the ELF facility? Last I heard, the AP/TS facility was going to use ELF (see this Hindu article ). I was under the impression that Kattabomman had an ELF facility as well, but an essay in Chacko Joseph's book "Foxtrot to Arih...
by arshyam
22 Dec 2017 09:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2106
Views: 200298

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Why don't they use the rails themselves as the signal transmission system. An appropriate sonic transducer system is attached to the train which transmits a signal to the track. This signal is picked up by the other trains on the same track and perhaps also other signal acquisition systems. A GPS u...
by arshyam
21 Dec 2017 06:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 49557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This is fraud, someone has to be thrown in jail. Only criminal proceedings will deter such behaviour.
by arshyam
13 Dec 2017 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 70
Views: 3332

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

Thanks for starting this, shiv sir. This area is something we as a country don't really care about, or are blissfully unaware. Let me share some links to get started: Data Protection Authority Proposed - Swarajya Data Protection Authority Proposed: A committee, which was set up to draft a data prote...
by arshyam
08 Dec 2017 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 834
Views: 14322

Re: BR Forum Feedback

shiv wrote:I have a request

If storage space is not a great problem can BRF have a space where members can upload images that can be displayed inline?

Just trying to catch your eye saar, had posted about it a few posts above. I've also sent you an email about it. Thanks.
by arshyam
06 Dec 2017 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 834
Views: 14322

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Paging @shiv sir.

I need to discuss something with you that I don't want to share on the open forum. All I can say here is that it is sort of related to what we discuss here at BRF. Can I email you on the id you had shared during the Aero India BRF meet?
by arshyam
28 Nov 2017 06:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 615
Views: 62401

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

You can see Swiggy delivery guys hanging around various restaurants , waiting to collect the orders They have no infra to generate real time bills themselves Agreed. I use Swiggy regularly, and haven't noticed any discrepancy. In fact, the prices on Swiggy felt noticeably cheaper after the rate cut...
by arshyam
28 Nov 2017 06:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 49557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Panagariya's blue sky goals from Niti Aayog have been replaced with a set of focussed goals set by PM Modi: Arvind Panagariya action plan abandoned, NITI Aayog adopts PM Narendra Modi vision Aayog was asked by government in May 2016, to prepare a 15-year Vision, 7-year Strategy and a 3-year Action ...
by arshyam
28 Nov 2017 06:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 49557

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Rahul M saar, thanks for adding the links to the 1st post. Where did you get them from, btw? The previous thread's 1st post didn't have them...
by arshyam
27 Nov 2017 22:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 49557

Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Official Ministry of Finance Ministry of Commerce and Industry Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation Central Statistics Organization Special Economic Zones Union Budget and Economic Survey Finance Ministry : National Summary Data Page RBI Database on the Indian Economy Commerce Ministry...
by arshyam
20 Nov 2017 10:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 615
Views: 62401

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

GST is here and done. Can we please stop this "big bad GST" nonsense and focus on how to make it better? I don't understand this constant whine (sorry Mort-ji, but that's what it sounds like to me) that GST is bad, broken, or whatever adjective one wants to describe it with. Any new system...
by arshyam
15 Nov 2017 07:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 615
Views: 62401

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

I don't see anything wrong with 0% tax on unprocessed food and some x% on processed food products. The processing is an industrial activity and should attract tax, whereas raw food, while also an industry in its own right, is closer to people's day to day lives and we should be careful in adding som...
by arshyam
14 Nov 2017 18:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 615
Views: 62401

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Err, debit card fees are annual. Wish folks can do basic verification before posting... [Added l8r] The default card that comes with a savings account has no fee. It does not have a name, so it is not personalized. If one wants a personalized card, there are options with the above mentioned annual f...
by arshyam
28 Oct 2017 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3840
Views: 529121

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I hope they get cracking on the follow-on for the Vikrant at least. Let's get to the long-awaited 3-carrier force, and then revisit the nuke option - hopefully with more money on the table then, and we'll have more data on how the Arihant class reactors performed.
by arshyam
19 Oct 2017 05:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shubh Deepavali!
Replies: 23
Views: 1350

Re: Shubh Deepavali!

Happy Deepavali, BRFites!
by arshyam
08 Oct 2017 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1166
Views: 187839

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

And... as expected, they didn't let me down. Well done, DD. "Correcta kotta vittutanga" (dropped the ball as expected)
by arshyam
08 Oct 2017 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1166
Views: 187839

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Watching the flight display right now, and am fully expecting DD to screw it up as usual (anti-jinx).
by arshyam
05 Oct 2017 19:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 423885

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I think AP is even better than TN is providing better built buses and generaly cleaner environments. But it doesnt matter. Road transport is managed by state governments. And is generally excellent in southern states. Agreed. TN hasn't invested in its public transport of late, thanks to its focus i...
by arshyam
05 Oct 2017 19:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 423885

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

If you are talking about HDI then TN is better. As you can see in my reply, I was only talking about public transport. vina saar made some points about HDI, etc., on which I have no comment. I believe the ORR is still incomplete. Hyd I believe started later and finished it. Beliefs are easily verif...
by arshyam
05 Oct 2017 16:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 423885

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

From my experience there 2 TN 1) Dirty filthy and congested -> i.e CHennai 2) Cleaner better kept cities -> rets of TN. Vina or Arshyam will not travel to Sowcarpet, Cheptet, Vyasarpadi, Kodambakkam, West Mambalam,T Nagar, Periamet etc especially during peak hours or do their Deepavali shopping in ...
by arshyam
05 Oct 2017 07:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 423885

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Chennai old part is congested. New part is largely unplanned. One ECR and one OMR I believe and a ring road perpetually in making. Nothing much to shout about. Countryside not much different from even AP. You have to move out of your comfort zone to explore the country. Chennai has 3 ring roads ( I...
by arshyam
01 Oct 2017 23:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2106
Views: 200298

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I was in Chennai central yesterday and needed to take a leak. A brightly lit toilet beckoned - 2 rupees, well maintained and clean. Most importantly, no smell. This is in one of the most dirtiest stations on IR. So there is hope. Another anecdote - family travelling on the Kacheguda-Chennai express ...
by arshyam
27 Sep 2017 06:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 423885

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Even if GoI pushes in a stimulus, most of the money could go in increasing Chinese imports Infra: Chinese steel, cement products undercutting local companies FYI India slaps countervailing duty on some Chinese steel products - DNA India has slapped countervailing duty for a period of five years on ...
by arshyam
21 Sep 2017 19:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1456
Views: 95947

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

^^ which city was that saar, if you don't mind? Sounds too go to be true :mrgreen:
by arshyam
18 Sep 2017 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 834
Views: 14322

Re: BR Forum Feedback

^^ Too flippant, don't you think? Best leave the ranks to those who really earned it...
by arshyam
14 Sep 2017 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1956
Views: 120011

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Looks like Japan also has its share of congi types in it's media. Not everyone is supportive of Abe's muscular policies. The pacifist lobby is also strong is what I understand.

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