Search found 588 matches

by tandav
06 Oct 2020 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 55271

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Fuel efficiency is not the only criteria. The an important criteria is to be able to operate from much smaller airfields. Can we have a 50 seater (Volvo Bus Equivalent) which can safely land in 200m airfield? There is a large market for such aircraft max speed can be 300-500 KMPH Are there any publ...
by tandav
06 Oct 2020 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5220
Views: 963750

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

We all know and agree and increasingly even the Chinese citizenry (once we can get past the brainwashing imposed by CCP education system) will agree that Tibet is not part of China and Chinese occupation must cease and democratic rights of Tibet must be restored. Tibet be administered by a transnati...
by tandav
30 Sep 2020 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 55271

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Fuel efficiency is not the only criteria. The an important criteria is to be able to operate from much smaller airfields. Can we have a 50 seater (Volvo Bus Equivalent) which can safely land in 200m airfield? There is a large market for such aircraft max speed can be 300-500 KMPH
by tandav
21 Sep 2020 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386527

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Prasad wrote:Hiking up the mountains with a load strapped to your back is crying out for a tech solution. Electric winches/ziplines ?


I have a potential solution. Who to pitch this to? Can increase load carrying efficiency from 10kg to 120kg
by tandav
19 Sep 2020 22:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179609

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

As a person running a business... I can tell you that the entire Income Tax and GST system is pretty broken. I feel that only fools and honest people are doing business and getting hit by enquiry after enquiry by the tax officials, whereas those who break the law get all the advantages and can get a...
by tandav
19 Sep 2020 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386527

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Chinese supply though long, their soldiers are garrisoned in comfortable quarters with plentiful water, power, communications and fuel. They are comfortable while our soldiers are roughing it out in the cold high altitude areas which is good for war but not great for morale in the peacetime. This is...
by tandav
09 May 2020 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why Private hospitals are hesitating to accept Covid pts? One more reason I heard is that current protocol requires anyone exposed to a positive case to self quarantine. Private hospitals do not have the amount of staff that government hospitals do. Given the shortage of PPE and oftentimes asymptom...
by tandav
03 May 2020 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.news18.com/news/tech/aarogya-setu-app-compulsory-for-public-private-offices-latter-to-reopen-with-33-staff-2601633.html Aarogya Setu is a gem in the making. It should become like the BHIM/UPI call it United Health Interface (UHI) Features implemented so far 1) Auto contact tracing via bl...
by tandav
15 Apr 2020 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85059

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Given that railways has been moving goods across India unhindred by passenger traffic. Do we have a good understanding now on what happens if a very large percent of goods traffic move to rail. I had this notion that passenger traffic should be on air/road whereas goods traffic should be essentially...
by tandav
15 Apr 2020 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Reports of migrant workers in Bandra station was due to them thinking lockdown is lifted and they can go home. Announcement of extending lockdown being announced only 1 day before end of lockdown should have been planned better. News did not percolate and created this massive crowd. Will very likely...
by tandav
09 Apr 2020 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 85059

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

I feel land/real estate cost has been the biggest reason why manufacturing has not taken off... If I want to manufacture a widget say a broom where do I go to put together an assembly line and where do I get the expertise...my suggestion Let the Govt setup a large enclosed shed facility say 100000 s...
by tandav
08 Apr 2020 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4170
Views: 808619

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

What was the Order of Battle 1) ~10 man terror troop killed the 5man SF team and remnants managed to escape. 2) ~10man SF team was deployed and ran into 5 man terror team with 5 losses on both sides? This looks real bad that our team did not have overwhelming situational awareness advantage over the...
by tandav
06 Apr 2020 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Haven't you guys read about Arogya Setu ? Official app from GOI, available both on Android and IOS. Give it a try. I have installed it and trying it out Usage 0) took my phone number, name, gender, age, a questionaire on my current symptoms and travel history 1) it turns on my GPS and bluetooth whi...
by tandav
06 Apr 2020 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Haven't you guys read about Arogya Setu ? Official app from GOI, available both on Android and IOS. Give it a try. I have installed it and trying it out Usage 0) took my phone number, name, gender, age, a questionaire on my current symptoms and travel history 1) it turns on my GPS and bluetooth whi...
by tandav
06 Apr 2020 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

View into some of China's processes to help track the contagion. -_H2dgMpRjQ https://twitter.com/hanson_hhc/status/1241391602523705351?s=20 Left Bangalore last night and just landed in Shanghai today afternoon. I am surprised by how Pudong Airport and this metro city has been running, under the #CO...
by tandav
06 Apr 2020 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 981
Views: 203716

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Pak-backed terror module in Afghanistan that targeted India busted, 37 arrested Afghanistan vice president Amrullah Saleh cheered the Afghan intelligence agency for the breakthrough.“I am sure he is already singing & will sing more to the dismay of his patrons in & out. A treasure of intell...
by tandav
06 Apr 2020 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Time for India traditional medicine to step up to the challenge. There is evidence to suggest that Curcuminoids are prophylactic against Influenza Virus and potentially COVID19. Curcumin, Ginger, Thai Ginger, (Galangal), Citrus potentially provide prophylaxis by binding to the ACE2 receptor of lung ...
by tandav
04 Apr 2020 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067086

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace/status/1245429428160626689 How can you be so evil. I'm more and more convinced now that this is a bio-weapon unleashed by Chinese. They have done it in all the countries that they live in Australia, Canada, US and even in India where Chinese nationals bought and sent...
by tandav
04 Apr 2020 14:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Can we have a pinned post/ thread with all the validated charitable initiatives that can be supported for COVID. I have personally visited the following places in the past and feel confident that the organization can deliver what they promise. Maker Asylum making faceshields https://www.makersasylum...
by tandav
04 Apr 2020 14:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179609

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

....Snipped.... the recipient of donations is quite rightly the GoI. Let them handle issues centrally, irrespective of criticism or praise. People are most likely to donate to the govt rather than some ephemeral private entity on the make who most likely will skim the cream of the donations off the...
by tandav
01 Apr 2020 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It appears that Kerala has been best prepared for epidemic emergencies.

https://www.thehindu.com/society/state- ... iiJFj4xKJw
by tandav
31 Mar 2020 15:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 144464

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

The issue is how to acquire land for public purposes?
Second I feel property tax must be collected at a higher rate to ensure land is used productively
by tandav
29 Mar 2020 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Lots of resources here... however doctor person Tsai from Harvard is saying HCQ+AZMYCN+ZincSulphate is similar to a placebo

https://www.quora.com/q/coronavirus
by tandav
29 Mar 2020 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In addition telemedicine would be useful to adapt as it will make available high level expertise even at the peripheral level. This would particularly be useful where an internist (for example) could be monitoring a large group (up to 50) remotely aided by on the field junior doctors and a couple o...
by tandav
28 Mar 2020 22:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179609

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We have written to all my NBFC lenders to defer my unsecured loan EMI (I don't know what is term loan or business loan, all I know is I have to pay EMI for the loan... something for next 3 months. We have never failed EMI payments in last 2 years... In anycase if they try to take money from the acco...
by tandav
26 Mar 2020 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Apparently the Chinese virus has almost the same viral load in a asymptomatic person, compared to one with symptoms. And nose has more load than mouth. So looks like most of the spread is done by people sneezing and thinking it is due to dust. No one has reported sneezing as a major symptom. Top 3 ...
by tandav
25 Mar 2020 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Waste water starts showing traces of Virus about 4 days after the first few cases. The Dutch have shown this is the case. By monitoring waste water we can track community spread. Instead of testing people at random.. go to the nearby nallah / STP and sample the water and assess the situation via thi...
by tandav
25 Mar 2020 19:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5560
Views: 1179609

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://youtu.be/CvlU-Yqf-EM Here we go the JNU gang have started hollering!! Wait for the liberandus to pick it up and start a chain reaction Hope this is nipped in the bud and they don't start a public revolt and add the COIVD-19 Crisis!! God save the country if that happens. The points being mad...
by tandav
25 Mar 2020 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So looking at all the gloom and doom stories here and from th analysts saying that India will face USA like numbers or more, shall we all say our prayers and be ready to leave? I don't see any gloom and doom ... I do believe we will show the world how it is done. Our response to the crisis so far h...
by tandav
25 Mar 2020 12:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

An interesting snippet was posted that the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic killed 5-6% of India's then population. Is there any studies / papers that mention what was the causes and measures taken then. It is shocking that a lot of us were hoping that our hot humid temperatures would protect us, not even ...
by tandav
24 Mar 2020 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In any case I have turned on cell phone tracking for myself and family for the duration of the lockdown advisory and I personally feel that google may be able to use my data and perhaps data of many others to automatically do contact tracing. Perhaps an App can be developed to automate this which sh...
by tandav
24 Mar 2020 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Docs - Please translate this for folks like me. Does this give any hope? Not a doc. Will not be accurate but will convey the process nevertheless. A virus is an obligate parasite because it is obliged to get into a host cell to function. The RNA material of a virus like Sars-CoV-2 infects by inject...
by tandav
24 Mar 2020 12:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 144464

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

A very large amount of problems can be resolved by simply making legislation that Land is not owned by anyone (this was historically the case in India)... everyone pays 1-2% of circle rate /year as property tax. People of India owns the land and can by a democratic exercise acquire the land for any ...
by tandav
24 Mar 2020 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

THIS too ... similar to my original idea. https://twitter.com/alok_bhatt/status/1241613846839689216 Alok Bhatt @alok_bhatt Dear @narendramodi sir, here is a suggestion from Uganda- country which reported its first #COVID19 case today- they are impounding passports of everyone who are sent for manda...
by tandav
23 Mar 2020 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Resources on common anti influenza food supplements may be relevant. Curcumin (Haldi) is a well known anti influenza / anti bacterial / anti viral supplement. Inhibition mechanism in influenza appears to be curcumin analogues preferentially binding to the cell binding site such as ACE2 site. Upping ...
by tandav
23 Mar 2020 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Over 90% Pandemic Viruses In Last 100 Years Originated From Africa Or China, But Zero From India https://swarajyamag.com/news-brief/over-90-per-cent-pandemic-viruses-in-last-100-years-originated-from-africa-or-china-but-zero-from-india via @swarajyamag This must be hammered again and again in world...
by tandav
21 Mar 2020 18:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 930
Views: 183996

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

What does an economy of essentials look like? Assuming that we have widespread shutdown of most activity and have to work from home. Consumer is sitting mostly at home and all transactions are routed through delivery services... then how does the economy function... Is it possible to deliver most go...
by tandav
21 Mar 2020 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

GoI better prepare for large scale HeliVac operations... one option that I feel should be explored is to chopper contaminated cases from point on infection to a secure medical facility where they can be treated and observed. ARMY aviation. In Katra Jammu there is a private helicopter services that f...
by tandav
21 Mar 2020 12:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Bank employees fear being infected after manager meets Kanika Kapoor in Lucknow. Despite the bank employees insisting their branch head to go into isolation, he has refused to do so. Bayer Sacked the Employee who broke curfew...time to do the same here. I have started hashtag #cancelpassport to pun...
by tandav
20 Mar 2020 21:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830914

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

COVID19 viability on surfaces : Copper has the highest disinfecting capability (Paper compares Copper, Steel, Cardboard and Plastic)

https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2 ... 094CWbpOuk

Go to advanced search