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by ssundar
14 Sep 2019 00:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3906
Views: 715235

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

1) Demonetization caused more harm than good. Most of Indian economy is informal. Sucking out liquidity from MSME in one go will have ripple effects around the economy. What was the use anyway of 100% of India's population standing in queues for days? Anyone who had anything remotely to do with dem...
by ssundar
14 Sep 2019 00:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3906
Views: 715235

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Well, she is right about changing mindsets of folks about committing hard earned money on an EMI for a new car when it is more convenient to use Uber/Ola services to get around but she did not get in to why such a mindset is present in the first place. The impact of Uber, etc. is global. Car sales ...
by ssundar
30 Aug 2019 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

It will take some good leadership in TN to sway TN away from the current narrative that is increasingly getting dominated by BIF. Social media war is being won by BIF but there is some fightback though yet to make an impact. PIF needs some popular figures to help change narrative Maridhas, the YouT...
by ssundar
15 Aug 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2506
Views: 333471

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

vijayk wrote:What makes the ITALIAN clan trying to provoke KMs so openly and try to side with ISI plan so non-chalantly?


Might want to find SuSwamy's explanation of how ISI gained leverage in India. All these clans have their hands tied. They have no choice.
by ssundar
05 Jul 2019 00:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2410
Views: 268361

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The article says that the Aman Committee bears the cost of reconstructing the temple. Where does the money for the Aman committee come from?
by ssundar
31 May 2019 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

He himself is a OBC person well versed in vedas. He is extremely articulate had phenomenal popularity hence got into crosshairs of non hindus. I personally am not a follower of Swami N, but can attest to this fact. I was in one sermon of his in a school in California. He held the audience, includin...
by ssundar
30 May 2019 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

it all started during marina protests. there was a marked increase in the memes shared in FB and Whatsapp. Twitter was not even a thing in TN social media at that time. Gus Saar, amazing series of posts! Only minor flavor change I would add is that these started when it was clear that JJ was on her...
by ssundar
28 May 2019 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

tOLOQYBRd6o This interview of Jagan to Times Now is very interesting. So many personal stories. Most notable is the number of time he mentions "God". IF God forbid a BJP/RSS personality mentions God even once or twice in an interview like this, the librandu mafia would have fallen over th...
by ssundar
28 May 2019 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

There is a tweet doing the rounds. A woman (most likely EJ) visiting the town of Velankanni was asked to show her ID by the hotel she was staying in. Remember Velankanni is a famous church and would be at heightened security alert after the events in SL. Her reaction: opened her phone camera, record...
by ssundar
26 May 2019 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Those new excess waters from North will need details and more river-linking project details need to be shared. As I said if you bring real Ganga as envisioned in Vaypayee time, no problem. Whatever existing waters was all distributed which AP/INC/TDP governments laid out. There is broader assumptio...
by ssundar
26 May 2019 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Another titbit I got is that it seems Nirmala Seetharaman speaks better Tamil than Subramanian Swamy :!: and if someone like Mrs. Seetharaman can take over the state BJP responsibility, there will be more votes for BJP. This is a very good point that I have also been mentioning in my WhatsApp circl...
by ssundar
25 May 2019 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Collated numbers on TN from Election Commission website: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7Yr60EXsAALQuX.png If I am interpreting this right, it is more the AIADMK than the BJP that has been decimated in this election. Massive desertion to DMK and Congress. Others have also seen a big gain. The strateg...
by ssundar
25 May 2019 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

arshyam wrote:
We have existed on our own. We never had religious affiliation considering how ancient we are.

That's some bullshit of a high order. Wonder what he is smoking?


He should check with Kamal Haasan. That guy would tell him that Tamil had two religious affiliations - Shaivism and Vaishnavism 8) .
by ssundar
25 May 2019 03:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

BJP is finished in TN. Even the name is closely associated with North India and Hindi. The best course of action is to promote a RW stalwart who completely avoids any association with BJP - electorally or otherwise. This person has to effectively win the 2021 state elections and put a stop to the EJ...
by ssundar
25 May 2019 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 747
Views: 72933

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

IMHO, TN deserves a separate thread. Perhaps, so do AP and KL. Here's why. AP is mostly overt EJ-ism and KL is a lethal combination of Leftism, EJ-ism and Jihadism. TN is a perfect storm of many BIF factors who are not necessarily aligned with each other but definitely have Modi as a common enemy. I...
by ssundar
11 Aug 2018 20:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3906
Views: 715235

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: 3906
Views: 715235

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: 2950
Views: 284731

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: 5559
Views: 497615

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: 5559
Views: 497615

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: 5559
Views: 497615

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: 577319

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: 577319

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: 577319

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: 577319

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: 577319

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: 577319

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: 577319

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: 577319

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: 5559
Views: 497615

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: 4438
Views: 488056

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: 5559
Views: 497615

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: 5559
Views: 497615

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: 1576
Views: 240975

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: 42559

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: 248793

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: 475947

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: 5559
Views: 497615

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...

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