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by tandav
17 May 2018 07:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 411
Views: 38320

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Lack of funding seems to be the cause. I know of several towns where they built an underground sewerage system back in the 80-90s and connected houses to it Previously most houses either had their own system or dumped it into an open drain Sewerage and Sanitation is one of the most corrupt area in ...
by tandav
19 Mar 2018 07:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 91
Views: 13624

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Went to Alibagh region for vacation. Some beach village panchayats and towns were collecting money from all visitors Rs ~40/car. The funds were ostensibly used to create facilities and keep beaches clean. The "paid" beaches were far cleaner than the "free". FWIW Maharashtra is go...
by tandav
18 Mar 2018 23:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 91
Views: 13624

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Went to couple of beach side villages in Alibagh/konkan region and few panchayats were collecting money from tourists to permit access to beaches. The paid beaches were miles ahead in cleanliness as compared to the "free" beaches. FWIW
by tandav
01 Mar 2018 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 952
Views: 88159

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Xin Yuan is probably a Chinese asset with Maldives documentation for plausible deniability.
by tandav
22 Dec 2017 07:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294454

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 un...
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 12:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 108,72,2
HP: 43,22,3
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 12:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

A large proportion of Gujarati public has voted for INC/MGB patented Caste / Religion based politics + Wealth redistribution economics. BJP's Developmental / Secular politics and Wealth Generation Economics is not able to deliver comprehensive wins. Whats more surprising is that the INC still has a ...
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 11:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 102,77,3
HP: 45,20,3
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 11:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 102,78,2
HP: 45,19,4
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 11:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 101,79,2
HP: 43,21,4
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 10:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 103,78,1
HP: 41,21,5

Confirmed
INC Imran: Ahmedabad
BJP Rakesh Shah: Ahmedabad
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 10:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

GJ: 106,73,3
HP: 39,23,5
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 10:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

102,79,01
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 09:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

BJP,INC,OTH
96,82,04

reports claim that the initial readings are mainly from postal ballots. Source Pranoy Roy NDTV / Neilson .
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/gujarat-assembly-election-result-2017-live-updates-will-it-be-pm-narendra-modis-bjp-or-rahul-gandhis-1789005
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 09:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Re: Indian Elections Thread

It appears the Congress is making a spectacular come back in the Heart of the BJP heartland Gujarat, in the early hustings.

Aaj Tak Reports counts where parties are ahead in vote count
BJP, Congress, Others
85,83,2
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 09:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Elections Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Indian Elections Thread

Moving a thread of Election from GDF to this Forum. Gujarat Elections: http://www.timesnownews.com/gujarat-assembly-election-2017/video/gujarat-assembly-elections-results-2017-live-bharatiya-janata-party-bjp-indian-national-congress-narendra-modi-rahul-gandhi-hardik-patel-ahmed-patel/145790
by tandav
18 Dec 2017 04:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 89188

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

The GST portal should have a payments portal linked in so that companies can make a payment against invoice raised on them directly. This will allow people to pay both the tax online and will allow data mining of all the companies that are using the tardiness/incompetence/sloth of the Indian Judicia...
by tandav
16 Dec 2017 23:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7765
Views: 614937

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I also suggest that the Government integrate a payments system (connected to all major banks) with the GST portal so that all invoices can be paid online by companies and tax directly collected. Will make life easier for all SMEs .
by tandav
16 Dec 2017 23:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7765
Views: 614937

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Anecdotally... it is still quite a pain to pay people for small works (say laborer ~Rs 5000 for 2 weeks of site work) from a company Current account where the process is 1) Add the payee account to company Current account (by checking KYC docs by an accounts admin: Bank AC and ID proof) 2) PO raised...
by tandav
10 Dec 2017 11:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 91
Views: 13624

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Disha : What is your view on Delhi's air quality? It looks scary. How are people living there? WOW! :shock: Is this all coming from factories in the NCR? And from insane traffic in the NCR? What strategies exist to "scrub" the air clean? https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/9376383413103...
by tandav
10 Dec 2017 10:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: ALT-Tech Dhaga
Replies: 31
Views: 4343

Re: ALT-Tech Dhaga

Apart from Google's deep Mind which Indian group is working on such ideas. My understanding is China is actively pursuing domination in this area. The first mover advantage of having access to large datasets is one aspect which Chinese teams have an advantage with their lack of privacy norms. The Ta...
by tandav
08 Dec 2017 08:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: ALT-Tech Dhaga
Replies: 31
Views: 4343

Re: ALT-Tech Dhaga

A paradigm shift... I wonder is this Neural net similar to the Neural net I coded back in 1996 which could not differentiate ass from head from data since I had exactly 20 data points to "train" it. But a fantastic achievement. We are living in an era of exponential improvements in "i...
by tandav
07 Dec 2017 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1934
Views: 340303

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

Breaking news! Was this shot down / sabotaged / crashed... it may point to a cyber hacking ability that the chinese have developed and deployed

http://zeenews.india.com/india/indian-drone-invaded-china-s-airspace-crashed-alleges-chinese-media-2063772.html
by tandav
27 Oct 2017 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 901
Views: 110649

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

India should shed its reservations over Belt and Road Initiative and join it: China - PTI China on Thursday said India should shed its reservations+ over President Xi Jinping's ambitious 'Belt and Road Initiative' and join the project as it will not change Beijing's stand on the Kashmir issue. The ...
by tandav
27 Oct 2017 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone
Replies: 54
Views: 10839

Re: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone

geeth wrote:^^Link is directing me to your Linkedin A/c


This is the link of interest
http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/news/a28100/darpa-factory-in-a-can-drones/
by tandav
26 Oct 2017 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2006
Views: 230873

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Electrical load demand will from Chinese SEZs in Pakistan... Islands of Sinic Pork Eater communities inside a sea of Halal Eaters connected by CPEC, protected by PLA, governed by CPC. Fenced off for the commoners... a truly exclusive club. I think China will succeed where America failed since they w...
by tandav
06 Oct 2017 23:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

What is the fundamental purpose of GST? To make India into a common market so that it has economies of scale and not the splintered micro markets each state had become. Which is the first country with a FEDERAl structure, that had done this in history ? The US. It is because of that, US had a conti...
by tandav
06 Oct 2017 23:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1445
Views: 183486

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

There are oil reserves, and then there are oil eating bacteria. How does one maintain security of these reserves from biological mischief pretty sure they haven't though of this oil eating bacteria are expensive and are used in cleanup of polluted sites. They don't run around randomly attacking and...
by tandav
28 Sep 2017 05:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2464
Views: 294454

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/high-speed/how-china-builds-high-speed-rail-for-less.html From this url the following quote: n the projects supported by the World Bank, the estimated cost of viaducts in China ranges from Yuan 57m to Yuan 73m/km for a double-track line. Such costs are kept low ...
by tandav
26 Sep 2017 21:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 931335

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Phari Zhong is about 40KM North of Doklam incident area on The Chinese S204 highway https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Palizhen,+Yadong,+Xigaze,+Tibet,+China/@27.7181924,88.0343264,8z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x39e11743c3c7cff1:0x802c2c29e7e5a2e8!8m2!3d27.718194!4d89.154932?dcr=0
by tandav
24 Sep 2017 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 558818

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The Chinese equivalent of M777 4.5 tons Heli transportable

http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/china-will-soon-field-new-lightweight-gun-howitzer/
by tandav
24 Sep 2017 12:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 89188

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

There is no issue with the portal itself? I have never had problems in making payments or creating challans etc. Though I have very little idea on what the our CA is doing in creating GSTR1 or GSTR3 filings etc... don't know if I really need a CA to handle this stuff? 1) The GST portal should simply...
by tandav
24 Sep 2017 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 558818

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Here is a something for Singha.. Heat, lots of dust, helo deployment, and no automation whatsoever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EltEXNQbR9w Though its mobile and easily heli transportable... it appears extremely vulnerable to counter battery fire/ UAV /PGM strikes due to its immobility once sit...
by tandav
22 Sep 2017 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 570
Views: 55665

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Option4: Encourage Rohingyas to move to Bangladesh or even Pakistan for the time being. In time as Pakistan and Bangladesh start population control measures these refugees will be absorbed. In a few years there will more clarity on what is to be done to talk to Myanmar regards these populations
by tandav
19 Sep 2017 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 455606

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

My understanding is that the simple expedient of a fighter / Thawk type A/C zooming close over a Heli will cause the Helicopter irrecoverable loss of control due to wake vortex, especially if the Heli is close of terrain. I have a problem with the words "will cause". There can be no such ...
by tandav
19 Sep 2017 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 455606

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

My understanding is that the simple expedient of a fighter / Thawk type A/C zooming close over a Heli will cause the Helicopter irrecoverable loss of control due to wake vortex, especially if the Heli is close of terrain. LOL. Maybe in Rambo movie, if Rambo was a Pilot. For vortex to affect Helis t...
by tandav
19 Sep 2017 11:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Smart cities - what would you like to see
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: Smart cities - what would you like to see

To add to above >Solid Waste Recycling Systems (bio Degradable Waste Converted to Compost /Manure) >Point of Generation Liquid/Sewage Waste recycling System (Treatment to high Standard, so that it can be used for flushing and for cooling water use) >Better public/shared transport networks rather tha...
by tandav
19 Sep 2017 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 455606

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

My understanding is that the simple expedient of a fighter / Thawk type A/C zooming close over a Heli will cause the Helicopter irrecoverable loss of control due to wake vortex, especially if the Heli is close of terrain.

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