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by vinamr_s
25 Feb 2021 20:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123827

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

The government should play an invisible hand approach should encourage some form of cooperation in non essential part of business. Here, and in other examples you have used to illustrate Indian companies importing various systems, the theme of your suggestion is that govt should "encourage com...
by vinamr_s
22 Feb 2021 17:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123827

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

csaurabh wrote:Govt is doing what it can. Given its constraints I don't think it can do much better.


What constraints -- fundamental features of the setup as a whole or what? Pls elaborate if you can
by vinamr_s
21 Feb 2021 17:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6106
Views: 1364446

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

How less regressive wrt to income is India’s GST because of the 5 different tax brackets (0%, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%)? Putting household necessities in the lower slab of 5% would have made it less regressive; however, additional cess on top of 28% tax on tobacco would have made it more regressive, i g...
by vinamr_s
21 Feb 2021 05:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3804
Views: 343379

Re: Indian Education System

Reminds me of the 90s UP. UP back then had one of the lowest literacy and graduation rate in the country and then Mulayam Singh took over. In true samajwadi (socialism) fashion, his government asked all the exam boards to pass students irrespective of their performance in exams, and suddenly school...
by vinamr_s
21 Feb 2021 04:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2438
Views: 220194

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1) I won’t argue......selected democratically? 1. Why is that other religions are allowed in by default? If majority of Hindus want them in, *then* they can use the clause you mention. 2. Allowing votes to be changed would be a nightmare in itself. How do you even verify that new vote is genuine? W...
by vinamr_s
20 Feb 2021 18:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2438
Views: 220194

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

“Dumal” -ji, I'm no avatar of RM. I like the proposals he had published on https://www.rahulmehta.com/a_proc_list.htm and elsewhere. I'm not sure how you can verify my identity online, but I have tweeted this: https://twitter.com/VinamrSachdeva/status/1363105874399563780 from my account which is cle...
by vinamr_s
20 Feb 2021 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2438
Views: 220194

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Actually, an old member of BRF, Mr. Rahul Mehta has proposed a legislation for this: https://bit.ly/37OwOGb (google drive pdf link) Still reading the doc but a couple of points of disagreement. 1) Part 1, Point 2 says, "Sikhs, Jains, buddhists are allowed to be a part of this board if they wan...
by vinamr_s
20 Feb 2021 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2438
Views: 220194

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^Perhaps they can form a council of the heads of the major hindu temples such as the Mallikarjuna Swamy, Somnath, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Akshardham temple, RJB temple etc and hand over the control (along with the money) to them. I'm really in favor of a central authority that can put the immense d...
by vinamr_s
20 Feb 2021 15:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123827

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

+1, 100% I have started a manufacturing R&D company, 2 years running, some success . Tremendously challenging at every level. Totally different from some % profit waala baniyagiri which is what most people understand the private sector to be. They don't associate private company with IP or R&am...
by vinamr_s
20 Feb 2021 14:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123827

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

in modern times, you have people like Elon Musk who are in the same mold. There is no doubt that SpaceX helps further American sovereignty, but I doubt his intentions stem from furthering that. What are his intentions with SpaceX? Just pure love with the work it is doing, and his ambitions? Because...
by vinamr_s
19 Feb 2021 23:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3804
Views: 343379

Re: Indian Education System

Delhi govt director of education tells students that they’ll get marks even if they write “anything” in a video that went viral. Do not leave the answer sheet blank. Answer all questions. If you don’t know the answers, copy the questions in the space allotted for answers but don’t leave it blank. Wr...
by vinamr_s
18 Feb 2021 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 326
Views: 50128

Re: INA History Thread

Why waste time re-writing the past? Should we let politics color our history? The BJP now has the opportunity to take India towards success and carefully write the story of the future. “Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it.” You have to analyse your past to take better decisions in...
by vinamr_s
18 Feb 2021 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2446
Views: 620997

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Look at the Map - 1) It will remove a lot of Strategic depth for the Pakis 2) Gives us and Balochis and Afghans a good means to trade including CAR- which are being looted by the Pakjabis 3)Gives an another front to quickly cut off the Pakis and the Paki Navy and economy will be dependent on Karach...
by vinamr_s
18 Feb 2021 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Requests to Admins - 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 14342

Re: Requests to Admins - 2019

Is there any chance of reviving General Discussions Forum?

Why was it locked in the first place?
by vinamr_s
18 Feb 2021 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 602
Views: 23632

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Where can I find the full-text of the SOP GoI uses to deal with foreign nationals claiming to be refugees? Has it been made public? As a response to questions by MPs ([Shashi Tharoor](https://www.mha.gov.in/MHA1/Par2017/pdfs/par2016-pdfs/ls-020816/2623%20E.pdf) & [Anil Dave](https://pib.gov.in/...
by vinamr_s
18 Feb 2021 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2446
Views: 620997

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

I have seen a lot of Indians, including retired men from the armed forces, stress on supporting the people making efforts for the liberation of Balochistan like we supported the Mukti Bahini. What all will that achieve? Possible stuff I can think of: We can 1. use it as a quid pro quo to stop them f...
by vinamr_s
18 Feb 2021 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 585
Views: 106931

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Pakistan still owes Rs 300 cr pre-partition debt, says Economic Survey; India hasn't declared it NPA It is interesting to note that the bitterness of partition is still high on the books as that the governments, which ruled India since 1947, never tried to write-off or consider it as a non-performi...
by vinamr_s
15 Feb 2021 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2438
Views: 220194

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I've noticed a stark contrast between the judicial selection process of India and the US. In the US, most trial court judges are elected, most Appeal Court and State Supreme Courts are first appointed by a Governor or a Merit Selection Committee (remember NJAC) and then have to face a retention elec...
by vinamr_s
15 Feb 2021 22:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3804
Views: 343379

Re: Indian Education System

Mr. Rahul Mehta, an old member of this forum, has proposed an interesting test-cum-reward method of improving public education in India. Here is a description of it: https://www.rahulmehta.com/edu02.htm I think it is a very good alternative to the battery of school inspectors our current District E...
by vinamr_s
15 Feb 2021 18:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3804
Views: 343379

Re: Indian Education System

Mr. Rahul Mehta, an old member of this forum, has proposed an interesting test-cum-reward method of improving public education in India. Here is a description of it: https://www.rahulmehta.com/edu02.htm I think it is a very good alternative to the battery of school inspectors our current District Ed...
by vinamr_s
15 Feb 2021 17:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 602
Views: 23632

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Where can I find the full-text of the SOP GoI uses to deal with foreign nationals claiming to be refugees? Has it been made public? As a response to questions by MPs ([Shashi Tharoor](https://www.mha.gov.in/MHA1/Par2017/pdfs/par2016-pdfs/ls-020816/2623%20E.pdf) & [Anil Dave](https://pib.gov.in/n...
by vinamr_s
05 Dec 2020 18:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Electric vehicle and power storage
Replies: 194
Views: 30708

Re: Electric vehicle and power storage

A Bengaluru based Indian start-up, Pravaig Dynamics, has announced that they'll launch their EV next year. https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/cars/india-s-own-tesla-pravaig-unveils-made-in-india-luxury-ev-with-500-km-range-41607140190119.html Range = 504 km 0 to 100 in 5.4 seconds Top-speed = 194 ...
by vinamr_s
28 Jan 2020 10:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 428
Views: 123827

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

What was the reason behind improvement in assembling technology and the flourishment of assembling units in India? Many companies (Apple, Xiaomi) have set up/are in a process of setting up factories to assemble their products. However, they are importing core components like semiconductor chips and ...
by vinamr_s
27 Jan 2020 14:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1118555

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO should have tried to develop infrastructure and a team for in house astronaut training and life support systems. They are rushing for the 75 years of independence deadline. It's ruining the experience of a manned space mission.
by vinamr_s
27 Jan 2020 14:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1118555

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

CNES and ISRO have finalised drafting the agreement between the two space agencies in which French experts are likely to provide training to Indian astronauts. https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jan/27/french-agency-cnes-to-aid-isros-space-station-project-2094922.html They are likely to be...
by vinamr_s
27 Jan 2020 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 741
Views: 178018

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Retired Prof HC Verma, who made high-school Physics interesting through the problems given in this book (some people don't like its theory :lol: although I do), was awarded the Padma Sri on this republic day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Padma_Shri_award_recipients_(2020-2029) He also has a...
by vinamr_s
27 Jan 2020 10:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3804
Views: 343379

Re: Indian Education System

The problem above is not lack of strict rules, it is biss-boor ethics and standards on the part of the instructors and administrators. My argument is that creating stricter rules only bothers those who obey rules. It is usually - almost invariably - a cop-out by people who are not doing their jobs ...
by vinamr_s
27 Jan 2020 08:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 505
Views: 80580

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Improving connectivity to outskirts and surrounding villages like Gurgaon/Noida should work. Try to bring up discrete nearly self-sufficient economic centers surrounding the main city, so people have access to services especially medical services and have to commute "downtown" only for wo...
by vinamr_s
27 Jan 2020 08:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3804
Views: 343379

Re: Indian Education System

Namaste UlonBatori-ji I assume your argument is that creating a stricter examination system will increase stress and frustration among innocent students who are doing their practicals honestly. With due respect, I see that wrong on many levels: 1. If a student is innocent and knows how to do an expe...
by vinamr_s
26 Jan 2020 23:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3804
Views: 343379

Re: Indian Education System

The system for conducting practical exams is pretty dope: cheating, fixing between external examiners and school, etc. It is in such a poor state that it is a well known fact and doesn't need any proof. Schools promote/make sure that all students cheat by copying reading in physics practicals or ask...
by vinamr_s
26 Jan 2020 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 401
Views: 272399

Re: Can't join BRF due to no work/ISP email ? Read this.

I bought an email ID for my website just for this, as I didn't want to use my institutional email ID. Now it feels sad :(

I think I'll change my email ID registered with this account to my free gmail ID now.

Will I face any suspension or ban if I change my (current) work email ID with normal one?
by vinamr_s
26 Jan 2020 21:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 505
Views: 80580

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

University campuses in main citues (like JNU) account for 1000s of acres in porche and populated areas of South Delhi. It is similar for other tier-1 cities and universities. This forces people to reside in outskirts due to high prices and takes up a lot of space in these congested areas. I think go...
by vinamr_s
26 Jan 2020 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 71st Republic Day - Discussions
Replies: 48
Views: 8253

Re: 71st Republic Day - Discussions

I think it would have been a better show if

1. They had a tableaux for Ladakh Union Territory and

2. They allowed Azad Hind Fauj veterans be a part for the second time, like they did in 2019.

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