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by Suraj
13 Nov 2019 03:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

303 bump was because of Balakot. Anyway, I have been whining about this for last three years, so pardon me. Just that the solutions are in plain sight and pains me a lot. PM Modi (am a huge supporter) risks going down in history as being worst for Indian Economy in his enthusiasm for Global Trade a...
by Suraj
11 Nov 2019 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11082

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

The Israeli model which is a fave amongst many Indians imho is hardly a good model to follow. They have no peace even after so many years and viciously subjugating the Palestinians. India's hasa much better and mature policy. I don’t really make any such claim in my post . The Israel model is one o...
by Suraj
11 Nov 2019 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11082

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

The Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock isn't built near the ruins of the Jewish Second Temple - it's built upon it. The Western Wall (previously known as the Wailing Wall) is the wall of the Temple Mount structure upon which the temple existed, and where the Al Aqsa Mosque was built. The reason...
by Suraj
10 Nov 2019 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83339

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

the 1991 act is strange, it contains a specific exception to RJB but otherwise seeks to maintain the status quo of places of worship as existed on 15th August 1947. this can't be changed without significant public & legislative effort. The Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 https:...
by Suraj
10 Nov 2019 10:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83339

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

I don’t see anything wrong with what Mohan Bhagwat said . RSS shouldn’t be busy working on Kashi and Mathura . That is VHPs prerogative .
by Suraj
10 Nov 2019 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357386

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Indian nationality law has generally never allowed for a way around those who were or had ancestors who held TSP citizenship . This applies to both PIO and OCI. Even the eVisa is not given to TSP citizens . On Indiamike there are regular whines about ‘my appooppan was TSP citizen so big bad India ha...
by Suraj
10 Nov 2019 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357386

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The OCI forms are very clear that if your parent or grandparent were ever a citizen of TSP, you're not eligible for it. Most likely, Tavleen Singh or her son left the field for father blank. It's one of the first eligibility checks performed in the application online. If you mark yes there, it preve...
by Suraj
10 Nov 2019 02:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5390
Views: 499294

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are doing well. They reached the semi final of China Open. More importantly, they are now able to play at the same pace as the top teams. They beat the 2018 world champions and China's best pair of Li Junhui / Liu Yuchen in the quarterfinals. Straight games too. Both te...
by Suraj
02 Nov 2019 22:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5390
Views: 499294

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics . The qualifiers were 2-match series against another country . The men beat Russia 4-2 and 7-1 to win 11-3 on aggregate . The women beat the powerful USA team 5-1 and then lost 1-4 to make it through 6-5 . The women’s perf...
by Suraj
28 Oct 2019 08:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5390
Views: 499294

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat a whole host of top teams to make the final of the badminton French Open Series 750 event. They beat reigning world champions Ahsan/Setiawan of Malaysia, and top Japanese pair Endo and Hayakawa, before falling in the final to the world #1 pairing from I...
by Suraj
24 Oct 2019 23:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1050
Views: 151733

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Sorry for the delayed response; didn't check the thread earlier. What you're referring to is the FRAND (fair, reasonable and non discriminatory) licensing terms for standards essential patents (SEPs) associated with a standard. However, it is not something as idealistic as implied. There is no fixed...
by Suraj
22 Oct 2019 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357386

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Shameless plug: in the very first page of this thread I wrote this post about what I observed of Modi's sense of priorities to be and how I feel that contributed directly to his 2019 win. He had a strategy to get elected in 2014, and one to win again in 2019. Neither of them were touch and go. Not o...
by Suraj
20 Oct 2019 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Like I posted above, services exports are at all time high monthly earnings right now. 2018-19 was the highest year of FDI inflows ever. CV sales recovered from the collapse starting 2011-12, in 2018-19 , as A_Gupta's data in this post shows. FDI data shows an interesting trend in that most of the g...
by Suraj
20 Oct 2019 21:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

DIPP FDI statistics are only available for April-June but indicate a 28% jump in FDI for Q1 to $17 billion . Similarly, services exports have increased from approximately $16-17 billion a month to $19 billion a month now. Several economic parameters have remained robust through this ‘slowdown’ which...
by Suraj
18 Oct 2019 00:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1050
Views: 151733

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Standards define the overall mechanism. It does not cover how that mechanism is implemented efficiently. What Huawei is doing is replicate the Qualcomm approach by building a warchest of IP related to how best to implement the mechanism, and thereby force others to license their IP for royalties - s...
by Suraj
17 Oct 2019 00:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

But that is the consensus among most people about the Indian economy right now. Isn't it one of the basic characteristic of a slow down or recession? It's a slowdown in the sense that it doesn't fulfill the criteria to be termed a recession. It's also not really cyclical, and arguably not even stru...
by Suraj
15 Oct 2019 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357386

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Rajan continues to exhibit the behavior of a person who's acutely aware that the zenith of his career is past him despite being in the prime of his professional life. Banerjee is merely 2 years senior to Rajan, and is already a Nobel Laureate. Rajan is motivated to attempt to erase the blot on his r...
by Suraj
15 Oct 2019 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477501

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I said meltdown not confusion. HSI visas will take away the urban educated jobs aka rice bowl. However LSI visas will take away farm labor and reduce farmers to penury. Democrats want to give LSI visas which will benefit the farmers who are mostly Republicans. Democrats want Indian American funds. ...
by Suraj
15 Oct 2019 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3419
Views: 477501

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rony, What is S 386 about? In the original: S.386 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 This bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15%, and eliminates the 7% cap for employment-based immigrant...
by Suraj
12 Oct 2019 03:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Couldn't find this on the CBDT site. Please post a link to original report if it's online: Number of crorepati taxpayers up 20 per cent to 97,689 in AY 2018-19: CBDT data The number of crorepati taxpayers shot up 20 per cent to 97,689 during assessment year (AY) 2018-19, as per tax returns data rele...
by Suraj
11 Oct 2019 11:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

does India have muni bonds? news to me. There are, but they're affected by poor, inconsistent or opaque fiscal management on the part of various municipal corporations. However, RBI has been pushing reforms on this front: Apr 2019: RBI boost for yet-to-be-popular municipal bonds Apr 2019: RBI allow...
by Suraj
11 Oct 2019 08:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That depends on the quality of the public works programs. On one end you can have Chinese style road/HSR building that builds assets and per capita income. On the other end you can have NREGA like nominally guaranteed work programs whose adverse aftereffects still affect the economy a decade later. ...
by Suraj
10 Oct 2019 22:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5390
Views: 499294

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

There are actually four Indian semifinalists and thus assured medals, in the 2019 AIBA women's boxing world championship -
Manju Rani in light fly
Mary Kom in fly
Jamuna Boro in bantam
Lovlina Borgohain in welter
by Suraj
10 Oct 2019 11:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Ques to learned gurus. Why isn't govt considering printing more currency to spur infra investment as public undertaking projects? Inflation is at record lows & addition of 2-3% points in inflation won't hurt much currently. It's a fundamental misunderstanding that 'print more money' can solve t...
by Suraj
07 Oct 2019 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83339

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

For those who are not familiar: Most may know of how Guru Tegh Bahadur, the 9th guru of the Sikhs, was publicly beheaded in 1675 by Aurangzeb for refusing to convert to Islam and defending Kashmiri pandits from conversion. The Gurudwara Sis Ganj in Chandni Chowk in Delhi is the spot he was killed. T...
by Suraj
05 Oct 2019 04:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 243683

Re: India's Power Sector

India's installed capacity is >360GW as of August 2019.
by Suraj
05 Oct 2019 01:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

As expected: RBI cuts rates by 0.25% to support growth The Reserve Bank on Friday cut its key rates by 0.25 per cent to boost economy from six-year low saying reduction was necessary to revive growth. With first quarter GDP growth plunging to 5 per cent, the RBI cut its estimate of economic growth i...
by Suraj
03 Oct 2019 03:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409474

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

"It will not change her" is a standard boilerplate that discourages motive to act. Further, it constructs the argument around a positive effort to rehabilitate her. That's not the goal here. I am not saying we shouldn't act. I am saying that she isn't going to change probably. She is not ...
by Suraj
03 Oct 2019 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409474

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

In the current climate, it's likely that even if this witch is denied tenure, she will make a big stink about sexism and will probably prevail. The standards in these fields are pretty much gone. "It will not change her" is a standard boilerplate that discourages motive to act. Further, i...
by Suraj
02 Oct 2019 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409474

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Besides there are plenty of people outside China writing and speaking against them including academics I'm sure, but no one inside China will ever hear them or see what they write. In general, this concept has repeatedly proven itself to be wrong. It's not that the Chinese don't know what's happeni...
by Suraj
02 Oct 2019 02:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5390
Views: 499294

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwij06-o4vvkAhWRCjQIHe-ZB2kQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftimesofindia.indiatimes.com%2Fsports%2Fhockey%2Ftop-stories%2Fbelgium-tour-indian-mens-hockey-team-registers-fourth-consecutive-win%2Farticleshow%2F71396002.cms&psi...
by Suraj
01 Oct 2019 03:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This monsoon was the most bountiful one since 1994: Monsoon logs a double-digit surplus as season concludes The South-West monsoon has returned a surplus of 10 per cent on its last day, with a depression drenching Gujarat and a lesser endowed cyclonic circulation wiping out the rain deficit in Uttar...
by Suraj
30 Sep 2019 22:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

RBI likely to reduce repo rates by 25 bps on October 4: Goldman Sachs The RBI is expected to go for a further rate cut in the ensuing monetary policy review meet amid weak economic activity and benign inflation, Goldman Sachs said in a report on Monday. According to the global financial services ma...
by Suraj
29 Sep 2019 00:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5390
Views: 499294

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

4x400 mixed team makes the world athletics championship final, and qualify for Tokyo 2020 in the process . They’re unlikely to medal using the current quartet but are capable of improving once injured folks like Hima Das return . No other medal prospects . Neeraj Chopra is still recovering from elbo...
by Suraj
28 Sep 2019 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491601

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

‘Right to respond’ ? For the first time in close to a decade the Indian speech didn’t even mention them at all. The PMs speech was an exercise in asserting a position of aspirational leadership . Dimrans speech was an exercise in imitating a headless chicken . Better to leave it at that .
by Suraj
27 Sep 2019 22:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 750771

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Rahulsidhu, you might like this too: FM Nirmala Sitharaman tells ministries to clear pending dues; says govt’s capex on track Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the ministries with major infrastructure spend have been told to clear all non-litigated pending dues to MSMEs and ser...
by Suraj
27 Sep 2019 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407845

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Have deleted all posts that I am able to delete. I misunderstood. I thought this thread was aobut "Understanding the US - Again". The U. S. money markets seized this week and was trying to offer an explanation to those interested in such matters. The impact on India is also not insignific...
by Suraj
27 Sep 2019 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407845

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^ Fascinating to see the posts by those supporting this administration. Alas, for them, those of in the real world have to face the consequences of the actions of this Presidency. I'll warn you once again - this thread has NOTHING to do with supporting or opposing a US administration. It also has n...
by Suraj
26 Sep 2019 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83339

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Their arguments focus on tap dancing with diametrically opposing arguments upon legal construct of fait accompli . 1. "There was a mosque structure there and it was destroyed. This is the sole issue to be redressed". 2. "If there's a temple underneath, the alleged destruction happened...

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