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by ssundar
11 Aug 2018 20:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315538

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

You mean carpets or rugs? Carpets I was referring to this Earlier in the month of July this year, the government had doubled import duty on over 50 textile products including jackets, suits and carpets to 20 percent. It's the same. What is called Carpets in India is called Area Rugs in Massaland. S...
by ssundar
15 Feb 2018 01:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2061
Views: 315538

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Punjab National Bank Reports $1.8 Billion Fraud At A Mumbai Branch 2011 is the year. http://www.firstpost.com/business/pnb-rs-11000-crore-fraud-nirav-modi-writes-to-banks-says-will-sell-firestar-diamond-to-repay-all-the-dues-4351407.html Sorry, where in these articles does it say that 2011 is the y...
by ssundar
29 Jan 2018 01:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 232746

Re: Indian Roads Thread

130 Km Of Roads Constructed Daily Under Government Scheme: Nitin Gadkari "The pace of construction under PMGSY has also been speeded up in the last three years and the average construction reached the level of 130 km per day during 201617, which is highest in the last 7 years," Nitin Gadk...
by ssundar
11 Dec 2017 05:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I envision this should be an airport like an ATL, ORD, DFW, LHR, FRA combined with a Memphis (FedEx). The airports mentioned here are all massive hubs, both domestically and internationally. India's airlines are almost entirely made for origin-to destination business models. This reflects both in t...
by ssundar
11 Dec 2017 05:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Lack of runways, taxiways and apron parking spots I guess. Even a smallish airport like SFO has four runways. Compare that to Mumbai or Delhi. And then compare the huge terminals in Delhi and Mumbai with what SFO has. Jetway capacity is another factor. Most US airports board ALL their flights using...
by ssundar
07 Dec 2017 07:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Delhi and Mumbai airports are getting crowded. Perhaps it would help to make it mandatory to fly A380's between major Indian cities. Airlines could share the onboard capacity. a single A380 can take as many passengers as 5 737's in. Number of flights could be cut from 70 to 15. The same could be do...
by ssundar
26 Oct 2017 12:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485861

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

There have been occasional chatter on BRF about GoI using Big Data Analytics and AI to catch tax evasion post-DeMo. Recently saw a news article where a Finance Ministry official say that AI was used to identify shell companies. However, there has been total silence about the history and roadmap of B...
by ssundar
26 Oct 2017 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485861

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Suraj wrote:hanumadu, can you post the source link ?


Same request to vijayk.
by ssundar
24 Oct 2017 12:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485861

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I am referring to the basic ability to create an Indian branded mobile phone, tablet or smart watch with Indianized content with language localization capabilities and mass manufacturing it. Couldn't a Tata or Reliance create an Indian rival to the Galaxy series? China has already built many such br...
by ssundar
23 Oct 2017 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485861

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This is one of the biggest achievements of NDA-2. Along with this I can see assembly of other electronic items like TV has also significantly increased. There was an IPO of one of the electronics manufacturing company which does this assembly work for OEMs. It was a block-bluster and these companie...
by ssundar
08 Oct 2017 20:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485861

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

From where are these job losses numbers coming from? India has very limited employment data. Big companies can report job losses but 200 big companies are not going to employ a nation of 1.3 billion. It will come from lakhs of small and medium sized companies. So flawed argument based on little dat...
by ssundar
08 Oct 2017 20:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485861

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Of course., if new data comes in you will question the metric if the data does not suit your outlook. And for creating a new metric., it takes time. Of course you completely ignored the rise in the provident fund contributors. Here both the metric and data was ignored! It was an official labor repo...
by ssundar
07 Oct 2017 12:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485861

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

To me, the biggest two questions are: 1. When are we going to get solid metrics to measure ALL employment, including formal and informal as well as the entrepreneur count allegedly created by Mudra. I am not politicking with an agenda Saar. My ask is simple. If the traditional employment metrics do...
by ssundar
06 Oct 2017 05:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485861

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

To me, the biggest two questions are: 1. When are we going to get solid metrics to measure ALL employment, including formal and informal as well as the entrepreneur count allegedly created by Mudra. 2. "Private Investment" technically includes FDI coming for "Make in India". What...
by ssundar
25 Jul 2017 10:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

A380 is ahead of its time. Currently the A380 is problematic because of the level of investment airports need to make. Most have not invested in supporting the A380 for an optimal passenger experience. Flying the 380 pretty much assures one of a long wait to wade through immigration and another int...
by ssundar
19 Jul 2017 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3947
Views: 300476

Re: Internal Security Watch

Where is he now, KSA or Malaysia ? I don't think either of them will deny deportation, unless their governments have had any hand in his business. this creature is doing their wahabi work in India. Deportation will be a looooong process, if at all. Wasn't there a report a while ago that KSA was goi...
by ssundar
18 Jul 2017 09:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

is it possible to create a A350-Max to cover this hole? the 737 has morphed into a giant new avatar with 230 seats, up from the usual 180 in that segment. I doubt the A380 can be short-chassis in any form...its just too beefy I believe A350-1000 is as long as it can get without having to add weight...
by ssundar
18 Jul 2017 01:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I wonder why Emirates is turning towards Boeing fleet from Airbus? Surely A350 is not a bad plane...perhaps Boeing is able to afford to provide massive discounts along with discounted maintenance support which Airbus could not match? I can understand A380 going in to extinction...perhaps they wante...
by ssundar
12 Jul 2017 04:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1499
Views: 198111

Re: India's Power Sector

Hoping this is (close enough to) the right thread for this. Hyundai’s new electric bus has 180 miles of range and fully charges in an hour Piyush Goyal's push for an All-Electric transportation sector in India can be taken closer to reality with the strides being made in Electric Buses. India is alr...
by ssundar
12 Jul 2017 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 34512

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

Marten et al, Just to indulge me what are ten things you want to do that will give India upper hand in J&K? We can then rank them and see how implementable they are. 1. J&K is bifurcated/trifurcated into Kashmir Valley vs. Jammu/Ladakh. 2. Jammu and/or Ladakh independent admins retire Artic...
by ssundar
22 Mar 2017 23:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 181222

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Rishi Verma wrote:Cross post in paki forums as a paki link will emerge soon


They already unequivocally called it a "Terror Attack", Saar. That implies it ain't Paki.
by ssundar
04 Feb 2017 04:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 402082

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

so ideally the rust belt is where these new plants should go... otherwise what will be achieved? The states that are most intent on winning those investments will win them. The rust belt states are the way they are for a reason. Same reason new investments in India continue to go to the states that...
by ssundar
27 Jan 2017 08:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I was just curious to know if there are many airlines that have multiple hubs Yes. Every major airline in the USA has at least 3 hubs each, for the East, West Coasts and the Midwest. Lufthansa has a major hub in Frankfurt but also another, smaller one in Munich. China has done the one-airline-per-c...
by ssundar
26 Jan 2017 20:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Why would anyone in South India want to transition through BOM/DEL and add another stop in an already tedious journey? But what if it's the only layover..how is it different from transiting through Heathrow, Frankfurt, Dubai, Singapore, Istanbul, Bangkok etc. I am not saying that BOM and DEL are th...
by ssundar
26 Jan 2017 19:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ That's what they have been doing all these years, haven't they? How has worked out so far? ... Interestingly, have come across a couple of gora chaps who swore by AI. Something to mull over. That's not what they've been doing so far. There are no hub airports in India. And, there are no coordina...
by ssundar
26 Jan 2017 11:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I also believe that the government should step in and facilitate (not mandate) a bit of a hub collusion between all Indian Airlines. For example, Air India moves to Delhi as it's hub and operates foreign nonstops only from Delhi. AI domestic to act as feeder into Delhi and operates flights that brin...
by ssundar
26 Jan 2017 11:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I have travelled multiple times to Chicago, Atlanta and LA from Chennai in a zoo of airlines right from BA, Emirates, Qatar, Air India, Lufthansa ..etc. I doubt nonstop is really feasible in a country as big as India. Non-stop is very much feasible. B777-300ER, B777-200LR, B787-800, B787-900, A380-...
by ssundar
26 Jan 2017 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 17850

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

Sigh! Toy show over :roll: .
by ssundar
26 Jan 2017 05:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ The only advantage India has that could be exploited against the Gulf carriers is non-stop service from India. Business travelers would absolutely love a non-stop from India to US/Canada/Australia without a layover in ME or Southeast Asia. So, with the right aircraft and seat configuration and c...
by ssundar
26 Jan 2017 05:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: REPUBLIC DAY 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 17850

Re: REPUBLIC DAY 2017

Please, we want to see more shiny toys - tanks, mijjiles, jets, etc. - this time, and fewer floats.
by ssundar
23 Jan 2017 22:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294593

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

"Swanky" Five Star hotels on top of railway stations that might have Diesel Engine and/or open toilet trains? Not exactly something to look forward to. If someone has a vision similar to London St. Pancras, a HSR station might be a better fit. However, I am all for converting old heritage ...
by ssundar
19 Jan 2017 09:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

India's aviation woes are a major puzzle to anyone who thinks with logic. We started out with privatizing some airports. AAI protested violently but were put in place firmly by the aam aadmi. So, the government got all green signals to privatize airports but mysteriously stopped with just those airp...
by ssundar
19 Jan 2017 08:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4557
Views: 327323

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The policies should come from GoI. Private airline operators don't and probably doesn't need to care (unless the change effects the bottom price on the unit cost per plane) where the product gets assembled. Also, I think Chinese Govt have a say over which airline will buy which product. Actually, C...
by ssundar
17 Jan 2017 11:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294593

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Automatic doors would save countless lives that are lost in accidents and wanton murder. This is a fundamental safety feature that must be in all trains. I can see both sides of the argument on the LCD topic. Many (cheapo) airlines have chosen to side with WiFi plus BYOD instead of the good old IFE ...
by ssundar
23 Dec 2016 01:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 72039

Re: Solar energy in India

Why do we have to become dependent on China for solar panel availability? We can manufacture them. As for the raw materials, China is not the only place with rare earth minerals. There are other plenty of land that has rare earth minerals, Afghanistan being one of them. We can secure our own energy...
by ssundar
23 Dec 2016 01:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 72039

Re: Solar energy in India

Based on what you say, I would say that the solar aspect offer the most energy security. The sun has been here for 5 billion years. :rotfl: And it will continue to be here for another 5 billion years. It is estimated that we will have 1 billion years of usable solar energy before the sun starts hea...
by ssundar
20 Dec 2016 00:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 402082

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

No need to move to heartland, Texas should turn into blue state by next presidential election, current hispanic population of Texas is ~40% and non-hispanic white population is ~43% and non white population is increasing at a faster rate than whites. When that happens it will be become virtually im...
by ssundar
03 Dec 2016 22:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485861

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Rs. 2.5 Lakh Crore Of Banned Notes May Not Be Deposited, Says SBI http://profit.ndtv.com/news/your-money/article-sbi-says-rs-2-5-lakh-crore-wont-come-back-into-banking-system-1633296 If my math is right, that is about $37 billion, right? Budget 2016 allocated approximately $33 billion for roads, ra...

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