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by Sachin
21 Feb 2017 15:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 452
Views: 18927

Re: Indian IT Industry

HYDERABAD: India's big IT services companies have ganged up to keep salary of freshers low taking advantage of oversupply of software engineers at the entry level, says industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai. Companies like Vegetable Oil.Co had started doing this at least three years back. They stopped ...
by Sachin
21 Feb 2017 12:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1059
Views: 90343

Re: Indian Police Reform

The court staff and even policemen on protection duty are quite lenient and show empathy towards the basic needs of an accused who is brought out of jail during court hearings - so a phone call to a relative, food from home, meeting with friends generally do get allowed. The case of Peter Mukherjea...
by Sachin
17 Feb 2017 14:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 452
Views: 18927

Re: Indian IT Industry

Candidates with 8 years and above work ex only strong at fundamentals. I guess talent is restricted to Bengaluru! Unable to find quality @ Hyderabad. Now I feel that putting a startup in Hyderabad was a bad decision, sigh! The experience (in years) is a bit misleading, and I have burnt my fingers a...
by Sachin
15 Feb 2017 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 6594
Views: 215127

Re: Levant crisis - III

as per pakistan ISI briefing for internal security, ISIS recruits in Syria & Iraq are returning back to their native countries and security thus needs to be tightened in view of the thousands coming back. Had read a report in a Kerala news paper that 100s of Indians were also getting trained by...
by Sachin
15 Feb 2017 11:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 452
Views: 18927

Re: Indian IT Industry

C-DAC Param provided good work on transputers. Was good fun. The body shoppers like Infosys made money though and it was easier thing to do. To add on. Yes, I agree piracy was rampant for most commonly used softwares (like MS suite of products and even the OS itself). But there were the LIPI and GI...
by Sachin
13 Feb 2017 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3036
Views: 56741

Re: Internal Security Watch

The Manappuram & Muthoot have been sitting ducks and over the last few years, hundreds of kilograms of gold have been looted from them all over the country. Which also gives me a feeling that are these staged robberies, which also helps these "blade companies" to tweak their account b...
by Sachin
08 Feb 2017 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3036
Views: 56741

Re: Internal Security Watch

Why does deportation have to be so choreographed? Because it involves multiple agencies who can scuttle each other plans. Here in Hoda's case the Dubai authorities needs to convince their courts to get this fellow kicked out of the country. And there again he cannot be kicked out to any other count...
by Sachin
07 Feb 2017 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3036
Views: 56741

Re: Internal Security Watch

x-posted from Indian Railways thread.. Looks like the recent spate of train accidents do have a "terrorist" angle to it. Kanpur train accident: prime suspect arrested in Nepal One of the key suspects in connection with the derailment of Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur was arrested at Tribhu...
by Sachin
07 Feb 2017 12:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1376
Views: 64809

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Looks like the recent spate of train accidents do have a "terrorist" angle to it. Kanpur train accident: prime suspect arrested in Nepal One of the key suspects in connection with the derailment of Indore-Patna Express in Kanpur was arrested at Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday af...
by Sachin
07 Feb 2017 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3036
Views: 56741

Re: Internal Security Watch

x-posted from ISIS thread.. The Malayalam news paper Mathrubhumi reports - ഐ.എസ്. ക്യാമ്പില്‍ നൂറിലേറെ ഇന്ത്യക്കാര്‍...... (More than 100 Indians suspected to be in ISIS Camp) The camp is said to be in a part of Afghanistan where the reach of the government is minimum. NIA suspected that 30 people i...
by Sachin
07 Feb 2017 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent
Replies: 584
Views: 11155

Re: The Islamic State and the Indian Sub-Continent

The Malayalam news paper Mathrubhumi reports - ഐ.എസ്. ക്യാമ്പില്‍ നൂറിലേറെ ഇന്ത്യക്കാര്‍...... (More than 100 Indians suspected to be in ISIS Camp) The camp is said to be in a part of Afghanistan where the reach of the government is minimum. NIA suspected that 30 people in the camp were from Kerala,...
by Sachin
06 Feb 2017 22:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Problem can only be studied while going smaller towns and small businesses that just about manage to keep above water month-on-month. For these small businesses and tradesmen in small towns, demonitisation was akin to outbreak of war or economic recession. Sir, I understand what you say and how you...
by Sachin
06 Feb 2017 12:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1376
Views: 64809

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

sensors to detect earth movements, vibrations caused by explositions, track breaks (pass a small current through sections and monitor for break?) These kind of systems do exist. The "pass a small current", scheme is what is known as "track circuiting" in Railway terms. Small cur...
by Sachin
01 Feb 2017 14:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Mean while at Bangalore one senior IAS/KAS official has just seen Rs. 25 crore marching out through his door. Note ban: ED attaches Rs 25 cr of assets of former K'taka officer - See more at: http://thefirstmail.in/news/news-details/153480-note_ban_ed_attaches_rs_25_cr_of_assets_of_former_ktaka_offic...
by Sachin
31 Jan 2017 11:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 452
Views: 18927

Re: Indian IT Industry

The seven Muslim-majority countries cited by President Trump+ in his executive order that blocks all refugees from entering the US for 120 days are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. In Syria's case, the suspension is indefinite. Though Zuckerberg and Sundar pichai has been crying ...
by Sachin
31 Jan 2017 11:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

next week RBI will start accepting old notes once again, for limited time. Details are unclear whether old notes have to be submitted to your bank or direct to RBI. Further details are awaited. Sir, where did you get this information from?? Is it from http://www.mathrubhumi.com by any chance? This ...
by Sachin
25 Jan 2017 15:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1059
Views: 90343

Re: Indian Police Reform

Mean while Kerala police sulks... No President's police medal for Kerala...... There is a big clash between IAS and IPS officers in the state (with the Vigilance Chief an IPS officer accused of harassing senior IAS officials over acts of corruption, negligence etc.). Looks like the IAS babus did not...
by Sachin
23 Jan 2017 16:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

(RBI) has said it still does not know the "exact number" of junked currency notes that were in circulation and it is still "reconciling" the number of notes that were deposited back. A bit surprised on the bolded part. Is RBI saying that it does not even have records on how much...
by Sachin
19 Jan 2017 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Notes ban: IT writes to RBI; says co-operative banks’ cash records seriously tampered with The Income Tax Department has written to the RBI informing it about alleged illegal malpractices being deployed by a number of cooperative banks after its probe found “serious” difference in accounts, to the ...
by Sachin
18 Jan 2017 17:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

This certainly does NOT gel well :( Parliamentary Committee criticises RBI governor for inability to answer questions on Demonetisation The RBI Governor was unable to tell us how much money has come back to the banks: Saugata Roy(TMC), member of standing committee on finance pic.twitter.com/Vil5d29r...
by Sachin
18 Jan 2017 14:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Demo Chickens coming home to roost? IMF cuts India's growth rate to 6.6% due to note ban Looks like chickens have decided to skip their home coming for some time :lol: UN puts India’s GDP growth at 7.7% for 2016-17 Now whom to believe IMF or UN? And the next question is what is the credibility of a...
by Sachin
18 Jan 2017 11:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Of course as a result of demo, jobs may probably be lost this quarter. The question is how industry, especially small and medium enterprises recover after the fallout. Perhaps we should then list down some business which was heavily relying on black money. Real Estate sector for sure is one. And at...
by Sachin
17 Jan 2017 10:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

IMF cuts India's growth rate to 6.6% due to note ban Was'nt this pegged at 7.6% last week?? And is this about IMF cutting (i.e forcibly reducing) the growth rate, or their own calculations indicating that the growth rate would be 6.6%? If it is the second case (i.e it is just an estimate), then it ...
by Sachin
13 Jan 2017 12:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sachin, I had already said those with current a/c's have no constraint in depositing or withdrawing cash esp current a/c holders with pvt banks. Only problem is with those with SB a/c. I am not denying that. But was surprised with this move from Co-Operative banking sector in Kerala. The state even...
by Sachin
13 Jan 2017 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sorry, I could only find this news in Malayalam (even the portal's English edition seems to have kept this news aside). സഹകരണബാങ്കുകള്‍ക്ക് നല്‍കാവുന്ന വായ്പാപരിധി കൂട്ടി.. (increase in loan amounts which can be disbursed by Co.Op banks) . So looks like state's co.op banks are loaded with cash, whic...
by Sachin
11 Jan 2017 20:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

some of this is not due to bank a/c but because builders themselves are short on funds. even civil engineers & office staff in some builders are not being paid regularly. Same is the case in Kerala too, is what I heard. And same is my response. Job loss is some thing which I don't want to happe...
by Sachin
11 Jan 2017 12:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 35496

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

...and they all speak hindi Yes. Hindi is the "official language" in Andamans. So even the Moplahs etc. speak Malayalam at home, but for official use it always Hindi. But there are also schools run by bigger communities which do have the community language as one of the subjects. But from...
by Sachin
10 Jan 2017 12:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Local dailies report that RBI is now doing the "recounting" of money deposited by SBI in Kerala state. They talk about "double counting" done by the bank staff. Did not find any English media reporting this, so not giving a link. Demonetisation: PAC Can Call PM if RBI's Reply Not...
by Sachin
09 Jan 2017 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3036
Views: 56741

Re: Internal Security Watch

Brother-in-law 'faked' KG Halli molestation to marry woman The “molestation” of a burqa-wearing woman in KG Halli, east Bengaluru, was faked by her brother-in-law who was desperate to marry her, police investigation has found. The suspect, Irshad Khan, 34, was arrested on Sunday. ..... Police found...
by Sachin
06 Jan 2017 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3036
Views: 56741

Re: Internal Security Watch

The police is under tremendous pressure and are probably in a bind. The public confidence in police is not at its highest. Since, the Karnataka dispensation is not known for pursuing justice impartially, most victims would be hard pressed to cooperate. The police have made the first arrests, in the...
by Sachin
05 Jan 2017 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3036
Views: 56741

Re: Internal Security Watch

Dharmapuri, Salem, Thoppur, Krishnagiri, Bargur, Thiruvannamalai areas had great communist influence always and naturally are susceptible to Naxalism as well Last week major Malayalam dailies published a report with the photos of Maoists suspected to be hiding in Kerala. The photos and information ...
by Sachin
05 Jan 2017 12:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Demonetisation complete failure? 97% of banned notes back in banks: Report My suggestion would be to wait for RBI press releases to come in. Indian Express is quoting a Bloomberg report (see a few posts above to see the link), which in turn was quoting "sources who wish NOT to be identified&qu...
by Sachin
04 Jan 2017 22:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

was at a sbi near home. the guy printing passbook (low level clerk) was not all enthusiastic about demonitization. Another customer who seemed to be average jo also unhappy... My SHQ works in a PSU bank and is mighty p-issed off. I do understand that they had to put in extra hours during the initia...
by Sachin
04 Jan 2017 20:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

So reports leaking out that 97% of money is back. 14.97 lac crores or so is the number being thrown about. We last heard 14.x lac crores had returned when rbi last told us.So not much of a stretch but certainly no straight up 1lac crore figure to point out now. What now? Which means the only way ou...
by Sachin
04 Jan 2017 10:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Since most of this doesn't have anything to do with currency demonetization or how the future course of the Indian economy is affected by demonetization, is it time to either close this thread, or move the not-relevant posts to some other thread? My suggestion would be to lock this thread, and only...
by Sachin
03 Jan 2017 15:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

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. This may not be related to DeMo at all, but ju...
by Sachin
03 Jan 2017 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3036
Views: 56741

Re: Internal Security Watch

'Keralites have favourable attitude towards Maoists'...... :roll:. May be it is time to bring back the legends like Jayaram Padikkal, Pulikodan Narayanan SI saar back to the police force. TN Police is really aggressive when it comes to dealing with Maoists. The Q branch pretty much know their entir...
by Sachin
03 Jan 2017 11:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Eagerly awaiting for the official figures from RBI on the money they expected to come in, and how much has actually come in. The silence from RBI at least tells the cynic in me that the figures may NOT be what they expected. And each day passes, the opposition parties get a chance to throw muck arou...
by Sachin
31 Dec 2016 23:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7145
Views: 371047

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The feedback on today's speech by PM is largely negative (at least among my social circle & the news outlets I check out). There is no "positive vibe" is what I could make out. Folks are saying that the new schemes launched, ideally can be made in the "budget speech" by the F...

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