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by Suraj
23 Sep 2017 06:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

If you believe the articles I posted above (and it would be good to have the hard data, not just the various economists' opinions) then the immediate issue is not with the wage-earners but with those whose earnings are from the land, who suffer from falling food prices. Probably on account of the l...
by Suraj
23 Sep 2017 00:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1861
Views: 147330

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

There's also been a sustained growth in power sector installed capacity and electricity generation these last three years, at a rate higher than originally forecast.
by Suraj
22 Sep 2017 23:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I don't think 'rural distress' is a cyclical factor that's just showing up since 2014-15. Rather, it's a chronic structural issue that cannot be fixed without moving hundreds of millions of people out of rural agrarian economy to urban secondary and tertiary employment. The only reason there was rur...
by Suraj
22 Sep 2017 23:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3766
Views: 209602

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

All the singles players are out. Seems like they were just going through the motions to preserve ranking points. It's not all bad though - so far in the 2017 Super Series, India has the largest number of wins in MS/WS of any country: 2017 BWF Super Series Three MS and two WS titles so far this year ...
by Suraj
21 Sep 2017 20:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

What are potential solutions ? Aggressively pursuing the Benami Property Act to unlock dormant properties into the market is one option. That is one of the options. Spending behind infrastructure for example high speed railways., better sanitation and better roads and bridges and "smarter"...
by Suraj
21 Sep 2017 01:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

In my opinion, this slowdown is the painful side effect of forcing capital to follow only white money channels. During previous slowdowns, businesses responded by bringing back their idle black money abroad though overinvoicing of exports. There's a detailed analysis of this from the 2010-11 timefra...
by Suraj
20 Sep 2017 23:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3766
Views: 209602

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Okuhara seems really excited about playing Sindhu: instagram . Say's she's looking forward to playing 'Shindhu' tomorrow - the third consecutive tournament in a month that the two are facing each other. Last two matches between them were 110 minutes (2nd longest in history) and 90 minutes long, craz...
by Suraj
19 Sep 2017 23:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Economic slowdown is real, not just technical: SBI Research Noting that the economy has been on a downslide since September 2016, SBI Research today said the slowdown is real and not technical and called for more public spending to arrest the slide. “We certainly believe that we are in a slowdown m...
by Suraj
17 Sep 2017 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3766
Views: 209602

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Good performance. Sindhu improves from World #4 to #2 with this win. Next up is Japan Open. Would be nicer to beat Okuhara in the final there.
by Suraj
17 Sep 2017 22:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Mod Note: This thread is the ECONOMICS thread. Whether or not you hate some political characters, DO NOT use your preferred pet names for political characters or people of RBI. Keep such excitable language to the politics thread, not here. Continued behavior will see posts disappearing, along with y...
by Suraj
15 Sep 2017 23:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Through DBT, govt removed middlemen and saved Rs 57,000 cr: Prasad The government saved Rs 57,000 crore, "pocketed" earlier by middlemen, through the use of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in various public schemes, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. Scores of schemes like MGNREGA ...
by Suraj
13 Sep 2017 13:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Zero balance accounts under Jan Dhan down to 20% from 77% in 3 yrs: Jaitley Discussing the progress of the scheme, Jaitley said 30 crore new accounts were opened under this scheme, with increasing number of accounts available to women and other backwards sections of the society. Zero balance accoun...
by Suraj
09 Sep 2017 05:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3766
Views: 209602

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Great news indeed! I sure hope it's not a moral buster though, Ankit ;-)
by Suraj
09 Sep 2017 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Yes, and she was allegedly among those tasked with cheering troops sent to shoot people up at Tiananmen.
by Suraj
08 Sep 2017 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Amazing the lengths to which Eleven goes to appear like a big boy. Despite standing in platform shoes, he looks awkward and uncomfortable as Modi maintains the dominant handshake position. Suraj I may be 400% wrong here because I have been unable to find any proof but I wonder if Xi actualy suffers...
by Suraj
08 Sep 2017 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

More on Eleven's Platform Shoes - here's how the leaders stand in height: Modi: 5'7 Eleven: 5'9 Putin: 5'7 Here's how Modi and Putin look standing together: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI2-QzDUMAAp31_.jpg And here's how Eleven looks in 11" heels: http://media2.intoday.in/indiatoday/images/stori...
by Suraj
06 Sep 2017 02:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Who cares ? Next time we host the event, just make them #4. That will really hit them and they'll yowl .
by Suraj
05 Sep 2017 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The BRICS summit seems to have gone very favorably for India. Modi appears to have clearly taken the position of biggest visiting head, something that traditionally falls upon Putin. All the airport arrival tamasha and the order of leaders in the photo are just impotent little pinpricks, to be recip...
by Suraj
05 Sep 2017 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3766
Views: 209602

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

RS Rathore has his task cut out for him . The problem is not that the federations don't care about the athlete . Rather, they are not even tailored to the athlete . They are essentially political fiefdoms . I don't know how much power he has to overthrow ancient political appointees in charge of var...
by Suraj
05 Sep 2017 04:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

SBajwa and others, this is not the US economy thread. Please keep the focus of this thread where it is. Otherwise I'll just delete all succeeding posts or move them elsewhere.
by Suraj
04 Sep 2017 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 194
Views: 15910

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Mod Note

No more of this folks. Please move on. Anything further directed at one another will be deleted.
by Suraj
04 Sep 2017 10:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

PMI manufacturing rebounds in August after GST jitters A day after gross domestic product (GDP) data showed a three-year plunge in economic growth at 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year, Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data for manufacturing released on Friday gave a ra...
by Suraj
03 Sep 2017 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

from twitter: >>Āsurā‏ @iAsura_ 1h1 hour ago Every head of state received guard of honour at airport. Indian PM received cold aerobridge welcome. China class Chinese hospitality. #BRICS https://twitter.com/iAsura_/status/904374731494658048 :rotfl: What a pathetic bunch of losers. This was so totall...
by Suraj
03 Sep 2017 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The Chinese are beginning to look pathetic, once the mask of their superiority wore off at Doklam. For so many years we chafed at their supercilious attitude towards us, and now their beseeching 'please don't do this' behavior is both surprising and very enjoyable to see. They aren't used to being t...
by Suraj
03 Sep 2017 00:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3766
Views: 209602

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Roelant Oltmans sacked as Indian senior hockey coach. A pity. I don't think it was warranted since the team is in the middle of being built for the next World Cup and Tokyo 2020.
by Suraj
02 Sep 2017 07:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7546
Views: 477211

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Fake currency need not be deposited, if the holder knows its fake . There's a risk that the bank will immediately flag them . But yes alll those papers with 500 and 1000 on them are useless .
by Suraj
01 Sep 2017 11:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 407
Views: 35551

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

tandav: is this feedback you've provided to GSTN authorities, or have you reached out to official government sources in any way at all ?

Not challenging you, just asking, because this forum itself isn't quite tailored to help you sort out your situation.
by Suraj
01 Sep 2017 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Well that's a pretty weak argument. "You've won everything up until now, but tomorrow is a new day!" You can repeat that phrase every day and there's no way it can be refuted with certainty. None of us is clairvoyant after all. Like I said a few posts back, the proof of posturing will be ...
by Suraj
01 Sep 2017 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Be patient, Pakistan is in the orbit now, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Maldives are almost there, Sri Lanka and Nepal are teetering on the edge, and Bhutan is heating up. Sometimes it's useful to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. How was China's relationship with those aforementioned cou...
by Suraj
01 Sep 2017 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The Bhutanese article is excellent and describes their position and the costs they've borne . Its important that GoI listen and offer them greater security from what will be further vindictive actions by China against Bhutan . India should do that, because judging by that article Bhutan is tired of...
by Suraj
01 Sep 2017 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The Bhutanese article is excellent and describes their position and the costs they've borne . Its important that GoI listen and offer them greater security from what will be further vindictive actions by China against Bhutan .
by Suraj
01 Sep 2017 00:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I think Q1 data will be too 'noisy' to make much sense of. Q1 2017-18 is the final quarter before GST came into effect (it came into force on July 1). A lot of business and especially manufacturing activity seemed to have slowed, though I also suspect there's an element of unreported activity that w...
by Suraj
31 Aug 2017 20:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7546
Views: 477211

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I am sure you already know that that only a very small fraction of black money/wealth (by some estimate about 5% or so ) exists as black cash. The rest ~95% as gold, gold bullion, offshore accounts, real estate etc. None of this is liquid anymore if it was acquired in black money. Unlike cash, all ...
by Suraj
31 Aug 2017 04:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7546
Views: 477211

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Most likely the real black money which were in Tons with Ambanis Tatas Birlas Adanis etc and BJP/Congress , Builders and all the real Big Folks with Black Money would have quietly converted to White with Blessing from RBI and Banks .....The 16000 Cr are just from Small business Man and small time f...
by Suraj
31 Aug 2017 03:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3766
Views: 209602

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Bantamweight boxer Gaurav Bidhuri became the 4th Indian to make it to the medal round at the World Championship, after Vijender (2009), Vikas Krishan (2011) and Shiva Thapa (2015). Gaurav Bidhuri aims to change color of world championship medal He's already beaten 2x European champion and bronze med...
by Suraj
30 Aug 2017 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

So this chapter is done and dusted. Next will be the BRICS meet. How do we go forward and tackle the dlagon? After the sting of the dokla slap wears off, pla will try again. And they aren't as handicapped in other areas of the border. The Pangong Tso incident is clear evidence of other such points ...
by Suraj
30 Aug 2017 00:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3699
Views: 303419

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

hanumadu wrote:Business who have not migrated to GSTN, what are their options for paying tax? Do they pay some other kind of tax?

Parsing the article, they're just late to file. They still file GST. After August 28 they also pay a Rs.100 per day fine.
by Suraj
29 Aug 2017 03:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10012
Views: 681445

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

No disagreement there. Eleven is actually an interesting example. He's the last generation of Chinese leadership to have actually known the Cultural Revolution firsthand. The next generation was born too late to remember any of it, while Eleven was significantly affected - he entered his teens right...

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