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by jpremnath
03 Apr 2020 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332815

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Amidst all this, have you noticed how the Pakis somehow managed to reduce the growth in numbers? From double our numbers of infected a week back, they are at par now... Even if we discount the nizamudheen fiasco, our rising numbers is a bit concerning. It is gonna take one more week for the lockdown...
by jpremnath
28 Mar 2020 21:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332815

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In kerala, they have opened community kitchens which delivers free and subsidised food which is being delivered to houses by local government bodies. Even the migrant workers are covered by this. The only negative was they couldn't control when a significant number of migrant labourers crowded the ...
by jpremnath
28 Mar 2020 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332815

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Seeing some delhi images of people waiting for DTC buses to UP. This might be a disaster in waiting. Sigh. I might sound cruel, but the transport should not have been arranged. People are now crowded waiting to get in. Delhi government should have paid the rent money, instead of pushing them away f...
by jpremnath
20 Mar 2020 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332815

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Coronavirus: Shaheen Bagh protest to continue during janta curfew A protester said the women had been taking every precaution and they were covered in burqa all the time . Shaheen Bagh protesters plans to continue protest during janta curfew on Sunday why rightwing people not filing PIL on Shaheen ...
by jpremnath
20 Mar 2020 14:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332815

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

ICMR, we now have 206 confirmed cases. After 200, cases then to spike up, nerf to keep an eye. It took us 43 days to reach hundred patients and just 5 more to reach 200. Not good...We might be seeing a large spike from here on... The case of the corona positive women at a satsang with a crowd of 15...
by jpremnath
02 Feb 2020 00:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

...NS has taken away one more reason for rhona dhona. I don't know what people expected from the budget considering India is missing its revenue targets for the last two years. The govt is missing the revenue targets because the SME sector is practically on deathbed...Analysts and public expected t...
by jpremnath
05 Jan 2020 16:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Need to hive off / create Tier 1 Cities as union territories. The productivity of cities cannot be tied to the fortunes of the state it resides in. Perhaps even consider dissolving States govt and only have district level governance + Central Govt. Leaving everything to the Central govt will not wo...
by jpremnath
05 Jan 2020 16:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Forget Southern States, try Maharashtra ..they wont let Mumbai go. Tier 1 cities are the primary revenue source for all the states and it will always be the case. If it comes to a situation that States realise investing and developing a city means it will be taken off beyond a point of growth, they ...
by jpremnath
31 Dec 2019 17:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There was also reports today of Govt reducing the expenditure for the last quarter on revenue shortfall. I am wondering how the mega spending push is going to be funded.
by jpremnath
08 Dec 2019 16:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It is surreal to see people coming with ideas of increasing tax on BRF...how times have changed..Indira Gandhi would love to have them in her cabinet of the 70s...We have empirical evidence of how increasing taxes( GST not income..) hits the common man the most who then cuts down on consumption...Th...
by jpremnath
30 Nov 2019 19:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The govt should have cut the income tax and GST rates rather than corporate tax. The former would have meant more spending by public. The government is always an inefficient allocator of capital and this exacerbate the current economic malaise. Thousands of crores pumped into PSU banks to recapitali...
by jpremnath
05 Nov 2019 04:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

My respect for this government has gone up by multitudes by this one bold step!!...Now we will get additional leverage when we renegotiate the terms for the ASEAN FTA in the coming years.. Those jokers now will know India means business and wont be pushed around like before. They will open up some c...
by jpremnath
03 Nov 2019 23:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Definitely...But we should join RCEP only after we get the basics right...Let the govt do the reforms at its pace, the RCEP can wait..By joining it without a level playing field, we will be slaughtered..
by jpremnath
03 Nov 2019 22:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I won't be that pessimistic. Land was an IED planted by the NAC. We have to slowly get out of it. Labor is ongoing. Labor laws have been simplified. My guess is that PSU strength is first going to be reduced to prevent political unions from getting in and then further liberalized. It will take 5-10...
by jpremnath
03 Nov 2019 22:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It’s scary for sure but it could also force us to reform faster and get our A game on sooner. We didn't reform for the ten years since ASEAN FTA...We won't change enough in the next 5 either... Labour and land reforms are practically impossible to bring about in India in a short time, even for this...
by jpremnath
03 Nov 2019 21:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

most of the nitty gritties seem to have been discussed with quite a few for consultation. For the time being the feeling is to be in the RCEP is better than without. How things can pan out will depend on how other economies open up., if the babus do their job there may not be too many things to wor...
by jpremnath
03 Nov 2019 02:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Is India ready for RCEP embrace? Can any one through some light on the RCEP agreement, and if it is brings good to India in the long term? The commie/socialist gang have already started a social media campaign, but I don't want them to reject them outright. Not an expert...but from whatever i read ...
by jpremnath
01 Oct 2019 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98183

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Arjun's only hope is if the Pakis decide to buy the Turkish Altay when it comes out or even the Chinese Type-99A triggering a second round of panic in the IA. But looking at their empty coffers this may not be likely in the near term. Never underestimate the Paki's ability to commit harakiri. I won...
by jpremnath
17 Sep 2019 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942737

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

Now that MBDA is giving onsite tour to some Indian journos, gear up for some nauseating marketing by MSM for MBDA. It started already....on their twitter feed for now atleast. We will see full size articles on MBDA stuff as soon as they get back to des. Well, to be honest, all factory visits on ven...
by jpremnath
15 Sep 2019 01:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ The automobile industry takes a big chunk of our manufacturing not because the govt actively encouraged it. It is because the nature of the industry is that it becomes noncompetitive to import and sell fully assembled cars when the margins are so tight. The same cannot be said about the rest of t...
by jpremnath
03 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5447
Views: 552946

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India swept both the mixed team events - 10m air pistol and 10m air rifle. The former was an all Indian final . With this India won 5/10 golds at the Rio World Cup, with all other countries winning at most one each . For the full 2019 World Cup circuit year, India finished first with 16 golds , twi...
by jpremnath
03 Sep 2019 19:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Raveen wrote:Still infrastructure, or lack thereof....can't fix 60 years in 60 months.


Add to it the labour laws which makes it difficult to scale up industries. The rules for companies which employ more than 300 is tougher than the smaller firms..so some find it easier to stay at their smaller scale.
by jpremnath
03 Sep 2019 16:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Anyways, the point is maybe the yardstick that we use (borrowed from the West) to measure is not the ONLY one we should be using . For example the car sales figure. In America it makes perfect sense to use car sales. The buying pattern is dictated by the car companies. And car and related industrie...
by jpremnath
03 Sep 2019 12:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

But conflating internal combustion engine auto sales as one of the important parameters with economic performance is no longer applicable. Our main problem is Automobile industry makes the lion share of whatever manufacturing we have in the country. If it crashes, expect the shutdowns to snowball d...
by jpremnath
02 Sep 2019 18:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I visited Blr and Hyd in my recent trip. Try getting servants, plumbers, electricians, car drivers or cooks. Restaurants are overflowing, kirana stores selling things, departmental stores and malls crowded. All people celebrating festivals.. If we measure ourselves on numbers that West measures upo...
by jpremnath
31 Aug 2019 17:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 789669

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

It was a grave mistake to keep printing more of the 2000 note after the demonetisation exercise. It is undermining the original goal of eliminating black money. It should only have been 100 and 500. By keeping the 2000 note in circulation, RBI is assuring horders that it is safe to accumulate the bl...
by jpremnath
30 Aug 2019 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Indian establishment responds only to crisis...At the first signs of trouble, the standard OP for the babus and the govt is to pretend that nothing is wrong... then when things doesnt seem to change, deny outright that their policies are the problem. When the heat rises, they come up with some halfh...
by jpremnath
12 Aug 2019 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ 75B $ is the enterprise value of RIL petrochem business. The Saudis are buying 20% of it...so net FDI will amount to maybe 15b$. Still a substantial amount...I expect our over enthusiastic tax dept to jump in and spoil the party with some ridiculous demands. But since we are talking about motabha...
by jpremnath
27 Jul 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852185

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ET. No takers for HAL's offer of pvt. sector building ALH Dhruvs.Reasons: Twice the operating cost per hr. (2.1L) compared with firanv rivals.It's also thr most rxpensive in its class and a 3.5% royalty, plus a max. prod. allowed of 90 helos .With no largr market in sight too, industry views the of...
by jpremnath
25 Jul 2019 20:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3591
Views: 593618

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Also 21 kms deep seems to imply that they will be far below the foundations of the skyscrapers anyway before they start moving to the east, so whats the concern? The MMRDA grounds look like the ideal place to sink the shaft :) 21km?..or 21m? 21m should be around 5 floors height, which sounds deep e...
by jpremnath
25 Jul 2019 07:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 375
Views: 64973

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

The outbound volume will only go up...There are Thailand tour packages which are going at 15k per head..its so enticing that even clerks in govt jobs are going for it..There is no destination in India which can compete with that kind of cost. The hotel and tour operators within India (especially Ker...
by jpremnath
28 Jun 2019 17:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 64
Views: 12344

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

Now BSNL wants a handout. For God Sake, sell BSNL Air India > Ailing state-owned telco BSNL has sent an SOS to the governm .. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/69920159.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst BSNL is not completely at fault 1. BJP Go...
by jpremnath
20 Jun 2019 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155287

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

https://www.firstpost.com/politics/kodiyeri-balakrishnans-son-binoy-booked-on-charges-of-rape-being-groomed-as-vijayans-successor-case-personally-damaging-for-cpm-kerala-chief-6845241.html ...This case if true will finish of kodiyeri's career since this is the second time his son has fallen foul wi...
by jpremnath
08 Jun 2019 04:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What could be the reason that despite Modi Govt's efforts for the last 5 years have not helped yield >8% GDP growth over a full FY? I understand he inherited a fractured banking system & low confidence among investors 5 years back but things must have improved by now. Despite this our GDP growt...
by jpremnath
27 May 2019 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 146542

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Skanda wrote:Watch between 06.00 to 08.00

Runs down Ketkar, Rajiv Shukla, Shourie, Sudheendra. Wow. Calls them jokers. Amazing.


We should have a compilation of such videos...total meltdown of NDTV and other channel folks from the counting day.... :rotfl:
by jpremnath
27 May 2019 07:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943783

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I dont know if trade topics can be posted here... China proposes ASEAN+3 mega free trade agreement sans India, Australia and NZ https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/china-proposes-asean3-mega-free-trade-agreement-sans-india-australia-and-nz/article27255349.ece ....Some officials in the Comme...
by jpremnath
23 May 2019 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 146542

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

It seems the communists are going to get a royal drubbing in Kerala...behind in every single single one of the 20 seats!!!.. :rotfl: :rotfl: .cant wake up to see a happier scene than this!!....Meanwhile in TVM, BJP is trailing...Most probably the communists flipped votes... :?:
by jpremnath
01 May 2019 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 706508

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^ On an official handle??, if they did make a post to get a few laughs, it should have been worded differently..or atleast follow up with a clarifying tweet saying they were just kidding...that did not happen I am afraid the whole thing will reflect poorly on such a professional organisation...I ho...
by jpremnath
01 May 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 706508

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Why IA should retract what they genuinely found? IA found evidence which matches with previous reports of similar footprints, it's basically a corroborating evidence that something unknown is out there. I wonder how we would react if Navy SEALs had reported this? I mean US practically conducted res...
by jpremnath
25 Apr 2019 13:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 573
Views: 93924

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

^^..true. They cant use the same rule book in India..vastly different markets. In GCC, all they needed was few showrooms /service centers per country.In india, setting up that ecosystem will take them ages..Many have tried and failed..AFAIK, most of the MNC biggies except Hyundai are still in red. A...

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