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by UlanBatori
22 Aug 2018 05:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

COK airport and such entities probably have insurance. It's the Insurance Co.s that may need bail-out, but then again, their "policy" seems to be just say "NO" in which case the aid should go to the lawyers who can sue the knickers off them.
by UlanBatori
22 Aug 2018 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Here is what I got for my email asking how our friend the Solar PV businessman was faring: his establishment got a bit of flooding back in June/July, hence the concern. This time apparently he had taken more precautions. On Tue 21 Aug, 2018, 4:53 PM (UBCN) wrote: Hope his shop is not inundated and t...
by UlanBatori
22 Aug 2018 03:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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By now all except Thiruananthapuram and Kannoor (or maybe Kannoor too) have been slammed. Initially it was Wynad/Malappuram (hilly places). Alappuzha was always likely to be flooded because of its low-level/backwater terrain, but they are used to that. The dam release SNAFU slammed Trissur/Palakkad ...
by UlanBatori
22 Aug 2018 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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In any other country this would be considered criminal and top officials would be facing execution: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45243868 I am not a fan of BBC but in this case they agree with my prejudiced conclusions so I have to agree: Officials and experts, even the world-reputed ...
by UlanBatori
21 Aug 2018 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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i think only airports & railways tend to have them. or big car service workshops. what do you want to wash? In Ulan Bator one summer about teen saal pehle it actually rained. Water came in under the door of the crawl space, and filled the same to about 50mm height, that was all. Didn't see it i...
by UlanBatori
21 Aug 2018 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Wonder if it is possible to hire someone with pressure-washer equipped/carrying trucks from nearby states and bring them to Malloostan? Mobility is key. Power, fuel, food and water can be on the truck. Are there such things available in B'luru/Salem/Chennai/Vellore/Coimbatore/Madurai/Toothukodi?
by UlanBatori
21 Aug 2018 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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These days (and for past 4/5 years) IDRF has the top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Faaaaar cry from 2002 when Charity Navigator would not even consider listing them, saying how can anyone have such low overhead! Well... they do have low overhead, deal with it. If they are not on ur corporati...
by UlanBatori
21 Aug 2018 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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While I bow to vinaji's detailed technical knowledge of the system, my feeling is that the reality in Malloostani offices is far simpl(istic)er. There was no indication of any sustained dam level monitoring or discussion of weather predictions, just the usual restatement of rain predictions on TV. I...
by UlanBatori
21 Aug 2018 01:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Yes. http://www.idrf.org/ Or http://www.idrf.org/urgent-appeal-for-helping-kerala-flood-victims/ I don't see one for Kodagu yet. AIM for SEVA is also raising funds in Yoo Ess for Kerala https://twitter.com/aim4seva/status/1030835630282960902/photo/1 My 6th coujin sent a few paise to both, unrestrict...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/found-animals-tied-distressed-scared-volunteers-recount-rescue-kodagu-kerala-86937 There are also news reports of a woman, Sunitha, in Thrissur, who sent rescue officials back unless they allowed her to take her 25 dogs with her. She ultimately got in touch with...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Enterprise flourishes... Tiruchi or Shanghai einstein collect funds for "Kerala CM".. Exploiting the situation of the calamity in Kerala, a fake bank account attempting to collect funds in the name of Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund has been busted. The fraudulent account wit...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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I plan to go into bijnej with Ulan Bator Boat-House Pvt Ltd. Not house-boat, but Boat-House, built on floatable foundation onlee. With inflatable bags tied to the radio station, automatically inflating when the announcer says: Dam Oben Sesame! Build on low-level land, no problem! Great waterfront vi...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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The answer to what you are looking for (and also what the Yak Herder talked about as "overflow") is not in civil engg /hydraulics, but in [b]decision theory [/b](the kind of stuff I use everyday) and how to make decisions under uncertainty. A very critical concept is called "Expected...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Generally, administration and social media are conveying positives. Volunteerism of New Gen is amazing. EyeTee ppl cranking out apps and coordinating with their awesome abilities. Bijnejppl showing superb bijnej sense by going out there and doing the job, free. Generate the goodwill... Collector-bib...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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batori ji, I'd not have done the same. I'd have arranged the dump to be close by but away from the water body.what goes around, comes around I am reminded of the scene from the movie "Airport" (Arthur bin Hailey, 1960s/70s) where the Maintenance Chief is at the controls of the Boeing 707 ...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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CM's flood damage assessment: 19000 crores. IMO, that's not even close to the right order of magnitude. Donations/other help Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a grant of Rs 500 crore, aside from the Rs 100 crore declared by Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week. Apart from the PM Relief fund an...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Well.. exactly what else could you have done with it? This was all over the place.... There was probably no way to truck it anywhere: roads not open. I don't know how they got the earthmover there. Opening the bridge was the priority: 1000 thirsty / sick children on the other side of the bridge mayb...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Wait a minute. As usual, the TOIlet lies in its headline and buries the facts somewhere. The "discrimination" is between good Xtians and Dalits. Hain? The Dalits say that the Xtians would not eat food cooked by the Dalits. If the Dalits had only converted it would have been fine for them t...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Progress discussion on Vision 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1434

Re: Progress discussion on Vision 2020

Awed by the level of chalta hai here about this.
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 01:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Privatization implies responsibility as in assessing damages. I am curious to see if citjens or the insurance companies which are going to go broke otherwise, will hold KL guvrmand 100% responsible and force a good payout. Just increasing premiums may not play that well. What do u think of my rough ...
by UlanBatori
20 Aug 2018 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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A lot of Northern states have promised/sent very significant amounts of aid. Including J&K. In fact quite an amazing show of awakeness all round.
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Ulanbator ji, my feeling is kerala administrators have thought that like every year this year too, monsoon will be deficient and leave dam levels lower than expected and thus tried to leave in a buffer in the dam so that in event of drought conditions prevailing all over India, like during feb-may,...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Apparently some guy described as Suresh Kocchattil has given Malloostan something to get the blood flowing and have something to live for: to lynch him. Described as "BJP spokesperson". Someone gave him a twitter handle of #joblessPrivilegedPrick#. Very entertaining. Malloos sure write wel...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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New to this discussion and just saw a similar article on Rediff. I think the via media should be that TN can maintain the 142 level, except that in anticipation of high rains it would be wise to drain off to say 137 ahead of the rains so that excess storage would be available to absorb the ingress....
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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The height and depth doesn't warrant a help like this. Sorry, I have to disagree both the chappal use and the same women can park themselves on the gunwale and swing their legs in. some stage-play perhaps here for photo exibition Lawd Raleigh (or was it Drake?) Queen Elizabeth redux. Except here th...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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I have not verified any data from this piece but dekho. Gives some information (though accusatory of the KSEB) on dams and levels https://sandrp.in/2018/08/10/idukki-releases-water-when-kerala-is-in-floods-could-this-be-avoided/ By the grace of ATM! Saved from Dileepji! This is basically what I sus...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Entities mentioned: 1. Bro Lazarus Mohan 2. OpenDoorsCanada 3. A good Malayali Christian householder videotaped, advising a bunch of bible-toting idiots to go do something useful like helping those in need. They try talking back and being sneery until at the end he coolly advises them that he is a g...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Meanwhile the Saints of Assholistan are busily at work. Even I can't believe how jerky these are. Along with the poo-waters, these EJs need to be washed away. https://twitter.com/RajivMessage/status/1030903416481042432 https://twitter.com/RajivMessage/status/1030776856621076480 https://twitter.com/E...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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^^chetak: I thought that when Centre said "100 karod releajed immediatly" it was for operations such as bringing in the C-17s and troops? They actually bill state govts? :eek: More to the point, they billed the freeloaders of J&K?
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Brit maps may be a bit outdated for purpose of predicting flood channels, due to construction(the prevailing legend is that the floods are partly because natural retention areas such as fields are gone: certainly true where I know the geography. For instance the "burkha Billionaires" who h...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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While on the topic of the wonderful KSEB, I checked something else that my Malloostan source told me about WHY KSEB is now such a happy outfit. In the 1980s KSEB was supposed to actually GENERATE power to meet KL needs. The commies made sure that demand stayed low by driving away industry and keepin...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Sachin & others: The WhatsApp and other social media feed that I see from Malloostan is more than duly appreciative and laudatory of the Armed Forces effort. Ppl openly crying reading those. I only saw one report of the Sultan of xyzstan sending $$. Yeah, some of the "Abdul emptied his Paki...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Dileepji: Discussion is for a specific purpose, patience appreciated onlee. Many thx. I am aware that far away in dry Ulan Bator I do not share the emotional impact that is on you, surrounded by the disaster. Am leaning back in LaZBoy with feet up on a yak-dung-mound. Agree on several things: 1) Eve...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 21:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Seriously, touching. People are ppl everywhere, even Pakistan has a few humans. Monsoon reached Indus yet? It ain't over: Indian Navy may be called to fish a lot for survivors off Krachi.
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Puducherry lies in the southern part of the Indian Peninsula. The areas of Puducherry district and Karaikal district are bound by the state of Tamil Nadu, while Yanam district and Mahé district are enclosed by the states of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala respectively. Puducherry is the 29th most populou...
by UlanBatori
19 Aug 2018 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 308
Views: 9790

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Wonder what they do through 100% cloud cover/rain/darkness.

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