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by srinebula
28 Jan 2018 18:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 563
Views: 80187

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

With pastures for cattle shrinking, India may have to import milk by 2021 ^Isn't importing fodder easier? Or manufacturing fodder? Instead of burning sugarcane bagasse., it can be converted to fodder and for more feed on the west there is great plains of Africa! This IndiaSpend is a known fake data...
by srinebula
27 Jan 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3468
Views: 385298

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Sir, thanks for elaborating on this topic. Is the current Govt. taking any steps to improve the situation? This seems to be a deep problem and may take time to fully correct the situation. One thought I had was regarding the rank of service chiefs. Can the Govt. declare that service chiefs are at ca...
by srinebula
27 Jan 2018 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Republic Day 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 4800

Re: Republic Day 2018

I liked the Maharashtra tableu. To hear "Jai Bhavani! Jai Shivaji" with waving of saffron flag on R'Day parade was an emotional moment. The ancient civilization of this land is still alive despite all odds!
by srinebula
18 Jan 2018 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199062

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

arun wrote:X Posted from the Indian Foreign Policy thread.

Op Ed by Barkha Dutt in the Washington Post


Sir, sorry if it is OT, and if I am naive, but does BDutt really bring any new insights?
Why to link to her post and drive traffic to the snake pit WaPo.
by srinebula
02 Jan 2018 13:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5024
Views: 296614

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

https://twitter.com/IndianDiplomacy/status/944186254479859713 Saga of timelessness Belonging to Deccan Peninsula, Gonds are the largest Adivasi Community in India who trace their origins to pre-Aryan era This twitter handle is Official Account of #India's Public Diplomacy, Ministry of External Affai...
by srinebula
29 Nov 2017 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2061
Views: 244033

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

panduranghari wrote:Just for example, within 3 years Modi has done structural changes in the bureaucratic machinery..

Sir, can you give some examples of this?
by srinebula
27 Nov 2017 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 88147

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

They are charging on total food bill, not on delivery charges. Earlier they were charging 18%; now after revised rates, they are charging 5%. You mean the restaurant charges 5% and then Swiggy charges another 5% on the same food amount ..? That would be wrong. Yes. On few occasions, I managed to ge...
by srinebula
27 Nov 2017 09:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 88147

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Has anyone used Swiggy for food delivery? These guys are applying GST on top of the GST included prices of restaurants. I have noticed this consistently across multiple restaurants they deliver from. Also, Swiggy never quotes their GSTN on the invoice they generate. I am not very sure, but it seems...
by srinebula
26 Nov 2017 22:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 88147

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Has anyone used Swiggy for food delivery? These guys are applying GST on top of the GST included prices of restaurants. I have noticed this consistently across multiple restaurants they deliver from. Also, Swiggy never quotes their GSTN on the invoice they generate. I am not very sure, but it seems ...
by srinebula
29 Oct 2017 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199062

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

chetak wrote:
srinebula wrote:
Sir, any clues as to who this empowered angel is?


I was referring to AS

Thanks.
by srinebula
28 Oct 2017 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199062

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

chetak wrote:Also, there is a scary and really empowered angel who watches over Modi and whose loyalties to Modi are unquestionable.


Sir, any clues as to who this empowered angel is?
by srinebula
25 Oct 2017 23:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920374

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

But..but... wasn't this the purpose of License Raj? Isn't this exactly a reversion to License Raj? How do you reduce this to "1-window permit"? Instead, a maker of a toy now has to get Certification from Authorized Laboratories for this and that and that and this and whatever. Are these A...
by srinebula
20 Oct 2017 12:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2358
Views: 48241

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

Swarajya carried on article on Chandrasekhar's birth anniversary: https://swarajyamag.com/science/chandra-beyond-the-google-doodle Chandrasekhar would recall how one Father Saldanha, a Christian missionary from Kerala, would slip books into his cabin that characterised Hindu gods as primitive, evil ...
by srinebula
10 Sep 2017 22:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1065
Views: 96476

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

Does any of the informed gurus know of any reliable seller/agent of a site/plot worth investing in Bluru? I would prefer if it was gated typed place( for security reasons) since the plot would most certainly be empty for a few years( since would require lots of $$ to build again) but have ZERO clue...
by srinebula
10 Sep 2017 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2045
Views: 218346

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Is there any reason why details like weapons carried by the men is being revealed? Isn't it better to keep such details confidential? Maybe so. Or it could be misinformation. Why assume our side can't play the same game . I did think of the possibility of it being misinformation, but I can't think ...
by srinebula
10 Sep 2017 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2766
Views: 502107

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Someone on twitter was suggesting a similar approach, saying this is our god given opportunity to test an ASAT. Apparently there is precedence: US knocking out one of their sats because it was "misbehaving" and would have become "harmful" for other satellites.
by srinebula
10 Sep 2017 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2045
Views: 218346

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Is there any reason why details like weapons carried by the men is being revealed? Isn't it better to keep such details confidential?
by srinebula
24 Aug 2017 22:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920374

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

ISRO has real time water level monitoring system that covers all our major reservoirs and rivers. It's time for ISRO to extend coverage to all chinese dams that are on our river heads. http://vedas.sac.gov.in:8080/vedas_web/vedas_viewport_hyd.jsp http://www.isro.gov.in/observing-reservoir-and-river-...
by srinebula
20 Aug 2017 19:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1065
Views: 96476

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

Does anyone know the situation in Hyderabad?
by srinebula
19 Aug 2017 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 920374

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

The indians looked like seasoned brawlers from tough govt schools .. some good slaps and kicks and the red manchu bannerman got some good thrashing also . Will be nursing his backside in a sling for some time on some TV channels, they are reporting that Chinese came with iron rods, and IA retaliate...
by srinebula
28 Jul 2017 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 883
Views: 131793

Re: Indian Army History Thread

https://www.facebook.com/Indianarmy.adgpi/posts/522732347923399:0 27th July 1998.Lance Naik Prem Pal was in one of the LC posts in J&K. when one of the adjoining post came under heavy enemy fire. To relieve pressure his post retaliated. Since the ammunition of Automatic Grenade Launcher was depl...
by srinebula
11 Jul 2017 20:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 88147

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Subway prices went down by almost 2% post-GST. OTOH, office food vendor has jacked up prices. There seems to be huge difference between GST applicable on AC vs non-AC restaurants (5% vs 180%). What are the relevant provisions distinguishing AC vs non-AC, in grey ares like: 1. Food delivery, and take...
by srinebula
07 Jul 2017 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 217627

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

^^^^^^^^^ In India, this incident is never mentioned in MSM, and very few know it; Pakis seem to be well informed about this incident. Two days back I watched a Paki news video about Modi's Israel trip. One of the commentators mentioned about Israeli plans to bomb their nuclear facilities. Of course...
by srinebula
05 Jul 2017 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 217627

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Arnab landed interview with Bibi.
Live right now
http://www.republicworld.com/livetv
by srinebula
01 Jul 2017 14:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 701
Views: 88147

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

It seems electorally a risky thing. I received messages from following providers saying the service tax has gone up from 15% to 18% due to GST: 1. My ISP 2. My telephone network 3. My bank/credit card issuer The usual suspects are running protests/psyops against GST saying it is a burden on common p...
by srinebula
29 Jun 2017 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 516
Views: 38843

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since

I don't know how accurate the following account is: Khem Karan Sector, September 8, 1965: CQMH Abdul Hamid sat in the co-driver’s seat of his jeep and passed through the sugar cane fields, he could hear the rustling wind in his ears. The Jeep trundled over a narrow mud track ahead of Chima village. ...
by srinebula
24 Jun 2017 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371571

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

It is really sad indeed that even the private sector completely missed out on this. I was in the toy store today; they had Cheeni flying copters with on-board camera selling for 4K INR. Your reference to DARPA is very apt. They had been encouraging lot of technologies in a nice way. Our Govt. has an...
by srinebula
20 Jun 2017 00:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1493
Views: 194638

Re: India's Power Sector

Sorry if this is wrong thread. Craig's team had been working on this for a while now. They claim a breakthrough in making bio-fuels through genetic engineering: https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2017/06/19/can-algae-replace-oil-wells-craig-venter-and-exxon-take-a-step-toward-saying-yes/#8d4...
by srinebula
22 Mar 2017 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2766
Views: 502107

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Details of the ISRO's scramjet experiment QeD1av2P9M0 Brilliant. I am very happy to see the high quality data that too in duplicate that ISRO could gather from the single test, pretty much in line with the typical highly efficient ways of ISRO. This will be used for many years to come for myriads o...
by srinebula
21 Feb 2017 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2766
Views: 502107

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Amber G. wrote:
prasannasimha wrote:The firing backwards to catch up was Buzz Aldrin's PhD thesis.

Indeed!


I understood dropping the orbit to increase angular velocity part; but what is the need to move backwards?
by srinebula
03 Jan 2017 15:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7748
Views: 607750

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^^^^
Yes, I meant a "non-crossed" cheque; signed on the backside as well as a sort of endorsement.
Banks usually let the bearer cash out such cheques without a bank account.
by srinebula
03 Jan 2017 14:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7748
Views: 607750

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Today I issued a cash cheque to my maid for her monthly payment in her husband's name. I instructed him to take his photo ID along in case the bank wanted some ID; He took it to the ICICI branch; He said they demanded my photo ID, and a letter from me. Seems strange. Anyone issued cash cheques post ...
by srinebula
02 Jan 2017 08:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7748
Views: 607750

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I faced serious problems from Nov8 to till date. My mother is in hospital at that time and since passed away last Monday. Sorry to hear this. My condolences. But that is no longer possible as I can not withdraw cash from Credit card. Indian credit cards can be used to withdraw cash from an ATM. How...
by srinebula
31 Dec 2016 22:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7748
Views: 607750

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Leaning towards doing that, my first concern would be paying the taxiwallah from the airport to the hotel. Sir, Hyd airport has prepaid cab facility at arrivals. They accept cards; You shouldn't have any problem paying with your international CC. This prepaid cab is also more convenient, as the cab...
by srinebula
31 Dec 2016 10:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7748
Views: 607750

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

UlanBatori wrote: A few $1 notes to leave a tip at the usual "free" hotel breakfast.


How do you do this? hand over the notes to your waiter? I sometimes find it hard to tip under these circumstances, as there is no bill collection and the opportunity to hand over a tip seems tricky to find.
by srinebula
22 Dec 2016 00:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7748
Views: 607750

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

One question to esteemed BRFites: Do you think the old 500 notes will ever have decent antique value, may be in numismatics circles? I have avoided going to a bank so far after Nov 8th. I have 4 old 500 notes with me. Just wondering if it is worth the trouble of visiting the bank to deposit these no...

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