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by A_Gupta
19 Oct 2017 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shubh Deepavali!
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Shubh Deepavali!

Happy Diwali to all!
by A_Gupta
19 Oct 2017 14:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 416
Views: 38197

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Is this so called "gaming" possible? Or is the scribe getting too excited? https://www.bloombergquint.com/gst/2017/10/16/bid-to-game-gst-may-be-behind-september-exports-surge https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/indicators/why-indias-stellar-exports-may-not-be-a-tax-dodge-under-gst/ar...
by A_Gupta
17 Oct 2017 22:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 955
Views: 55469

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Some analysis about China: https://macropolo.org/unsustainable-foundation-chinas-deleveraging/ "The Unsustainable Foundation of China’s Deleveraging" After years of trying, in recent months Beijing has finally made headway dealing with one of the most intractable problems facing the econom...
by A_Gupta
16 Oct 2017 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 165
Views: 5750

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Tuan, I advise you to read, with as skeptical an eye as you can, the links in the first post of the Terroristan thread. Try to refute any of them. You will get your answer. The characterization of Pakistan as Terroristan is accurate. This doesn't mean that every Pakistani is a terrorist. It does me...
by A_Gupta
16 Oct 2017 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 165
Views: 5750

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

Tuan, I advise you to read, with as skeptical an eye as you can, the links in the first post of the Terroristan thread. Try to refute any of them. You will get your answer. The characterization of Pakistan as Terroristan is accurate. This doesn't mean that every Pakistani is a terrorist. It does mea...
by A_Gupta
16 Oct 2017 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 165
Views: 5750

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

The Pakistani state is terrorist, and the leading lights there all justify it or turn a blind eye to it. There is widespread state sponsorship of jihadi Islam. A now deleted piece on Pakistan's Daily Times described growing up in jihadi Pakistan of the 1980s and 1990s. As to extrapolating from Pakis...
by A_Gupta
16 Oct 2017 08:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Positive view of Indian economy, rural economy shows signs of uptick:
https://www.bloombergquint.com/markets/ ... ar-sivaram
by A_Gupta
15 Oct 2017 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power
Replies: 165
Views: 5750

Re: Combating Terrorism Using Soft Power

It is dreadful to see Indians, who traditionally follow the footsteps of Gandhism for their way of life, are justifying violence can only be countered by violence, or terrorism can only be neutralized by terrorism kind of rhetoric. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth discourse that would leav...
by A_Gupta
15 Oct 2017 10:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Regarding the Global Hunger Index, the wasting and stunting figures might possibly be disputable. What about under-five child mortality rate (a.k.a. U5MR)? (under-5 deaths per 1000 live births). The National Family Health survey (NFS-4) gives India a U5MR of 50 for 2015-16 (see here: http://rchiips....
by A_Gupta
14 Oct 2017 21:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 495544

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The problem with government run enterprises is that for political reasons they are never allowed to fail. The private sector achieves its "efficiency" through a ruthless survival of the fittest. Most businesses eventually fail. Of course, in a crony capitalist system, politically favored p...
by A_Gupta
14 Oct 2017 13:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

According to the GHI report, more than a fifth (21%) of children in India suffer from wasting (low weight for height)—up from 20% in 2005-2006. By contrast, the report said, India considerably improved its child stunting rate, down 29% since 2000, but even that progress leaves India with a relative...
by A_Gupta
12 Oct 2017 17:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 495544

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

No one has managed to building solid Railways by privatisation. I understand what you are trying to say. But on a side note, do you know which is the biggest example of a "solid Railway" built by privatization? Our very own Indian Railways. These were built as crown monopolies - costs of ...
by A_Gupta
12 Oct 2017 01:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

While the weavers in Bhiwandi's and Ludhiana are suffering, the Bangladeshi perception is that Indian competitiveness in the US garment market has increased. http://www.thedailystar.net/business/india-fast-catching-bangladesh-1475272 For instance, India last year was the third biggest exporter of ga...
by A_Gupta
11 Oct 2017 17:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The deindustrialization of Punjab was proceeding even two years ago.
https://qz.com/572910/how-china-killed-punjab-inc/
by A_Gupta
11 Oct 2017 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3534
Views: 133797

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

By my calculation, simply extrapolating the current proper motions backward in time, the angular separation of Arundhati and Vasishtha 6,500 years ago was pretty much what it is today (11.4 minutes back then vs 11.8 minutes today). Imperceptible. Which is a good thing. :) A nicer thing would have be...
by A_Gupta
10 Oct 2017 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3534
Views: 133797

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

BTW.... This was indeed the reason AV observation - Arundhati walking ahead of Vasishtha is the unique instance (only during 11091 BCE - 4508 BCE) of antiquity. This is because as one goes backward, in antiquity, through another round of precession of earth's axis, Arundhati would not have appeared...
by A_Gupta
10 Oct 2017 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3534
Views: 133797

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

a_gupta: Further, in some cases, one had to understand just how the observation was made. One may have to reproduce a calculation in the way it was originally made, not how one might do it today. The reference to the arundhati and vasishta stars was an observations in the Mahabharata did not involv...
by A_Gupta
10 Oct 2017 17:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

For example, India’s textiles and apparel sector alone contributes about 10% to manufacturing production, 2% to the GDP and 15% to the country’s total exports earnings. The sector is the second largest employment provider in the country, employing about 5.1 crore people directly and 6.8 crore peopl...
by A_Gupta
10 Oct 2017 17:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Worth a read: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/a-defining-feature-of-indias-economy-has-just-fallen-prey-to-the-beauty-of-gst/articleshow/60763110.cms GST will put paid to India's informal sector, drawing most of it into the formal universe and killing off much of what is ...
by A_Gupta
10 Oct 2017 16:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

35 percent of Bhiwandi's looms had closed before demonetization, per this Hindu article from Feb 2017. Demonetization and GST hit them too. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/Bhiwandi-is-unravelling/article17195077.ece Bhiwandi’s residents always had a sinking feeling that the official line,...
by A_Gupta
09 Oct 2017 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3534
Views: 133797

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

DIO: Sadly, no one at DIO is expert on Indian astronomy. But good luck in finding such and thanks for your interest. How is this "Indian astronomy"?? Isn't the whole point that the astronomical observations are supported by modern "western astronomy"? Maybe these findings should...
by A_Gupta
08 Oct 2017 21:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^^^ So is Ajay Sahai correctly representing the subset of exporters that his organization represents? Or is he being political? PS: if the Indian economy is the new "Ram Mandir" - the issue around which controversy swirls, that is a great improvement. Apologies if this too political a po...
by A_Gupta
07 Oct 2017 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3534
Views: 133797

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

Nilesh Oak wrote:Dennis Rawlins responded....

2017/10/5
Sadly, no one at DIO is expert on Indian astronomy. But good luck in finding such and thanks for your interest.
DR


Pity. We'll need to find/develop desi expertise.
by A_Gupta
07 Oct 2017 19:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^^^ So is Ajay Sahai correctly representing the subset of exporters that his organization represents? Or is he being political? PS: if the Indian economy is the new "Ram Mandir" - the issue around which controversy swirls, that is a great improvement. Apologies if this too political a post.
by A_Gupta
07 Oct 2017 18:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Who is correct? [1] Exports, which account for over 20 percent of India’s GDP, have seen a decline of 15-20 percent in August this year compared to the same period last year, Ajay Sahai, director general of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations, said. [2] “In continuation with the positive g...
by A_Gupta
07 Oct 2017 08:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The US federal government (2016) got 47% of its revenue from individual income taxes, 34% of its revenue from payroll taxes, 9% of its revenue from corporate income taxes and 9% of its revenue from excise, estate and other taxes. US State and Local governments (2010) got 35% of revenue from property...
by A_Gupta
07 Oct 2017 08:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I have a very stupid question... I keep on hearing that earlier there was lot of tax evasion, now with GST they are forced to pay tax. My question is, if they were evading tax before, why can't they do it now? I understand about things getting difficult on storing and spending the tax evaded money,...
by A_Gupta
07 Oct 2017 08:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

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 continental sized internal market and grew to become what it did over 300 years. How did they do it ? Simple. In the US constitution , interstate commerce is a federal subjec...
by A_Gupta
06 Oct 2017 20:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

1. Coolant 28% 2. Nut 28% 3. Bulb 28% 4. Plug Assembly, Oil Drain 28% 5. Cabin Air Filter 18% 6. Brake Fluid 28% 7. Fuel filter, Oil Filter and Air Filter 18% 8. Rust Protecter - 18% 9. Grease, Caliper Assemby - 28% 10. Windscreen Washer Fluid 28% 11 Engine Oil 18% * Most petroleum products come in...
by A_Gupta
06 Oct 2017 19:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Now, I simply CANNOT understand what the logic is in deciding what comes under 28% and what is 18% . It is all so random. I know the concept of "28%" was for "luxury" goods . Mostly what GST has done is made visible to you the previous invisible-to-you taxation structure. Now th...
by A_Gupta
06 Oct 2017 17:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

http://energyinfrapost.com/first-india-set-overtake-european-union-renewable-energy-expansion/ In A First, India Set To Overtake European Union In Renewable Energy Expansion With the Modi government’s mega push for clean energy generation capacities, India is set to overtake the European Union in ex...
by A_Gupta
06 Oct 2017 03:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Bloomberg, 7 minutes audio available here. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2017-10-05/india-s-informal-economy-is-huge Rana Gupta, Portfolio Manager, Manulife Asset Management Singapore, joined Juliette Saly and Doug Krizner to give his analysis of the latest RBI commentary. He went into the ou...
by A_Gupta
06 Oct 2017 01:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

There is another darker reason for this. Rail transport which is managed by central is shambles and completely biased towards nothern india starting from punjab ...then across the gangetic plain and ending in bengal. This forced peninsular india to invest in road transport and all the southers stat...
by A_Gupta
05 Oct 2017 17:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4325
Views: 356774

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Maybe vina, arshyam, aditya_v might like to contribute to this quora thread:
https://www.quora.com/What-cities-in-In ... -transport
What cities in India are the best for public transport?

The most convincing answer there seems to be Indore.
by A_Gupta
04 Oct 2017 19:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3534
Views: 133797

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

Know your opponent. http://www.dioi.org/vols/w23.pdf F2 The cause of the dreary paucity of original thought in certain scholarship areas' public discourse is self­ evident: [a] One will not be listened to unless one possesses power. [b] One cannot attain power without laboring mightily towards its p...

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