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by Suraj
18 Sep 2018 05:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 181709

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Thanks, folks! I guess it would have looked much too stupid to complain about the folks who sent their sats up. I guess in awkward situations like these, the solution is to pretend we don't exist in the whole matter.
by Suraj
18 Sep 2018 01:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 181709

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I'm SHOCKED that they haven't fallen over each other as yet to bitterly moan about how the bleddy darkies are using THEIR aid to build rackits and then charge THEM money to send their satellites to espace.

But then it's dinner time there and they should be out in force soon.
by Suraj
17 Sep 2018 22:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

It isn't a question of GST being unable to have more slabs. Different states tax petrol at different rates. The reason petrol (and other sin taxes like alcohol) were hard to subsume into GST is that some states depend on high taxation of those items a lot more than others do, and were opposed to a s...
by Suraj
17 Sep 2018 21:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The lions share of the taxes on petrol are STATE taxes, not central ones, and the state-imposed rate varies significantly from state to state. It's the states that do not want a fixed tax rate on petrol across states - which will of course be pushed down to the lower level possible nationwide. Note ...
by Suraj
10 Sep 2018 14:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Yes I know the table is wrong - I can name at least 3-4 people for some other states that are undercounted. But I'm not going to argue that. No one should. The table is fundamentally wrong and of dubious credibility, and doesn't deserve a serious conversation.
by Suraj
10 Sep 2018 11:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Seems fairly pointless and misleading.
by Suraj
08 Sep 2018 21:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Mod Note: A whole bunch of low quality posts have been cleaned up.

Please don't waste time posting general harangues, stories about politics, Nepal, China etc here. They WILL be deleted.
by Suraj
07 Sep 2018 23:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I think it's self evident that our first priority is and should always be ourselves. All agreements, deals are means to this end. We are not obligated to follow them to the detriment of our own self interest. With that said, there's a distinct lack of co-ordination in industrial policy. A cohesive p...
by Suraj
07 Sep 2018 21:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ That is a good idea indeed and those are called non-tariff barriers. Which is what we should be doing. Trump is the one to speak, conveniently forgetting the 25% "Chicken tax" that US imposes on imported trucks. :rotfl: this is just too funny. Someone rails against tariff barriers and ...
by Suraj
07 Sep 2018 07:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A falling rupee may also deter portfolio inflows in both stocks and bonds.

The first post on this page has an article showing the opposite - the foreign bond guys are already betting the worst of the Rupee is over, and are grabbing the attractive yields on Indian govt securities.
by Suraj
07 Sep 2018 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 181709

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I think you & Singha'ji missed the point by a mile and irony in your own posts as well too. To bring in Chinese "talk and bite" and chiding Indians to unable to do the same - Your and ashish's posts have nothing to do with being 'unable to do as the Chinese do'. Random sidebars about ...
by Suraj
06 Sep 2018 22:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

this is an excellent gesture. https://twitter.com/Ra_THORe/status/1037627203280941056 Govindan Lakshmanan gave a medal-winning performance in Men's 10,000 m in #AsianGames2018, but a minor technicality led to his disqualification. Regardless, he is our champ & we stand by our champions. A momen...
by Suraj
06 Sep 2018 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 181709

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Maybe people don't get the irony in the last three posts, but here it is - you're doing exactly what Singha argued, coming up with various fancy arguments for "why Indians suck". Come on people, knock it off. Focus on the thread and any solutions, not basically do exactly what Singha said ...
by Suraj
06 Sep 2018 00:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If we all knew how to time the market...
by Suraj
05 Sep 2018 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 667
Views: 84914

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

US economy to grow faster than China, but India will take bigger slice; 2030 GDP forecasts throw up a surprise Original OECD paper Summary: * Around 2025-2030, India's annual growth in GDP - not percentage rate but raw economic output in $ value - exceeds that of entire OECD. * Around 2035, India's...
by Suraj
05 Sep 2018 10:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

US economy to grow faster than China, but India will take bigger slice; 2030 GDP forecasts throw up a surprise Original OECD paper Summary: * Around 2025-2030, India's annual growth in GDP - not percentage rate but raw economic output in $ value - exceeds that of entire OECD. * Around 2035, India's...
by Suraj
04 Sep 2018 20:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Great recent research work here, A_Gupta.
by Suraj
04 Sep 2018 12:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

My biggest issue with the monthly PMI blurbs are that they don't explain which of the 5 major factors resulted in the change in the index: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries or employment. The specific permutation of changes may indicate a decrease in PMI, but may or may n...
by Suraj
04 Sep 2018 05:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1553
Views: 181709

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I'm not an advocate of justifying the role of aid from UK. All that money is ours, looted by them, being returned. It's not aid as much as socially engineered reparations. On an online forum where the 'is this how they use our aid ??' messages were posted, I recently pointed out that people have bee...
by Suraj
04 Sep 2018 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2170
Views: 262503

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Here's a small sample of how Chinese society is run. Most images from the 80s to 2000s when the one child policy was in force: https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-73b8bf2a8157f7e393b25f3ff054dbdf "If you don’t have an abortion,we’re going to demolish your house and take your cattle." htt...
by Suraj
02 Sep 2018 13:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Tokyo 2020 medal prospects: We also have a chance in Badminton and women's boxing. We need a good draw and one win against a top 10 player (which Saina, Sindhu and some women boxers have done) to get a bronze. Same applies for men's boxing in a couple of other weight categories. Also Hockey. I’m no...
by Suraj
02 Sep 2018 13:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

chola: I care nothing about relative prestige of medals as long as he sport is competive . Gold is gold . Sure, to win hockey gold is a separate aim . But when we talk of a multi sport event, the first goal is to maximize medal count . Even arguably prestige wise, Amit Panghals gold beating the OG c...
by Suraj
02 Sep 2018 11:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Tokyo 2020 medal prospects: * Neeraj Chopra : possible. Needs to push his peak throw distance to 90m. The two Germans are repeatedly hitting that, and there's a second string of whom Neeraj is one. However, in OG historically the throwing distances have never been very high, and 86-88m has usually g...
by Suraj
02 Sep 2018 11:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Taiwan spent a lot of money preparing for the 2017 Universiade . It was a big deal for them, and they got a sporting boost out of it. As for lessons, one common theme here is that success is driven by coaching skills developing. From Swapna Barman to Arpinder Singh to Amit Panghal, all had coaches w...
by Suraj
01 Sep 2018 22:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Final tally 15 golds 24 silver 30 bronze Indonesia and Uzbekistan finished above us, but in reality, they got major boosts from their traditional sports - pencak silat and kurash. Our overall tally: Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Athletics 7 10 2 19 Shooting 2 4 3 9 Wrestling 2 0 1 3 Bridge 1 0 2 3 ...
by Suraj
01 Sep 2018 21:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Amit Panghal's win is very creditable. Dusmatov beat the Cubans and other CAR competitors on the way to gold at Rio 2016. And then in 2017 he beat Amit in the quarters on the way to losing to the Cuban in the final of the world boxing championship . This was Amit's revenge, but no one expected this ...
by Suraj
01 Sep 2018 21:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

If we couldn’t win it, I’m pleased that SHQs land Japan won both hockey golds . Better than wannabe TSP Malaysia winning it.
by Suraj
01 Sep 2018 13:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Here's how we stand in the medal tallys: 1. Count by Gold : 7th behind China, Japan, SoKo, Indonesia, Iran, Taiwan. 2. Count by total: 5th behind China, Japan, SoKo, Indonesia 3. Count by G+S: 5th behind same 4 above For #3, if you ignore Indonesia's 15 traditional martial arts golds, then we're #4 ...
by Suraj
01 Sep 2018 13:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

We already crossed all past records Amit Panghal beat Olympic Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan to win 49kg boxing gold Mens's pair team won gold in bridge Total golds = 15 now. One more and we'll do best ever performance. We already have best ever G+S total and equal to best G performance. U...
by Suraj
01 Sep 2018 01:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Remaining gold prospects: Squash women's team (they beat Malaysia who are harder to beat than finals opponent Hong Kong - Joshna Chinappa beat the legendary Nicol David) Boxing 49kg With G+S total of 36 now, yes this is our most successful Asiad, but we missed several golds. The men's hockey team de...
by Suraj
31 Aug 2018 23:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

FY2018-19 First Quarter GDP data from CSO (pdf) Basic Notes: * 8.2% GDP growth in real terms, 13.8% in nominal terms. * Gross fixed capital formation (investment/GDP) up to 31.6% from 31% in prior year * Exports up from 19.5% to 20.1% YoY as component of GDP * The strongest GVA drivers are manufact...
by Suraj
31 Aug 2018 22:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Mod Note: I've cleaned up a bunch of noise. This thread isn't suited to such freewheeling political rhetoric.
by Suraj
31 Aug 2018 12:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Squash women's team beat top ranked Malaysia to make final
by Suraj
31 Aug 2018 09:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

The Norks ruled weightlifting in these games with 8 golds total, and Iran 2nd with 2 golds. But the Iranians have serious punch in the mid/higher mens weight caterories. Sohrab Moradi - the world and Olympic champ - broke the world record on the way to winning his weight category here.
by Suraj
31 Aug 2018 06:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Is there womens weightlifting in AG? Yes and we came back empty handed . Mirabai Chanu pulled our of the games with an injury 2 weeks before the start . It would have been tough too - the North Korean winner lifted 199kg, more than the 196kg that Chanu lifted to win the world championship . Women’s...
by Suraj
31 Aug 2018 01:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

AG performance history. I don't care about total medals, just G and G+S Year G G+S 1951 15 31 1982 13 32 2002 11 23 2006 10 27 2010 14 31 2014 11 21 2018* 13 34 Summary: already the best G+S performance. Within reach of 2nd or best G performance. We have at least women's hockey, boxing and squash th...
by Suraj
30 Aug 2018 23:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

She has a twitter handle. You can reach her there.

We totally wasted another gold in men's hockey with the stupidity in the semifinal against Malaysia. Our opponent would have been Japan, who beat TSP. We beat Japan 8-0 in the league stage.
by Suraj
30 Aug 2018 22:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2029
Views: 310575

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Free trade agreements have Rules of Origin clauses to deal with these. They just need to be kept up with the Chinese tactics.
by Suraj
30 Aug 2018 22:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329313

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Yes SL had some great sprinters , women especially. They hold women’s short sprint Asian records still . TSP used to usually finish above us in medal table in the 1960s at AG and CWG . Look it up . I’m glad I wasn’t born then - what a terrible time to have been an Indian then . We were weak, powerle...

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