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by Suraj
27 Apr 2017 05:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1015
Views: 105072

Re: India's Power Sector

From Scientific American: India's Energy Landscape Is Rapidly Changing India's energy landscape is changing so swiftly that researchers are having a tough time keeping up with it. Prospects for the country's coal sector continue to drop along with the falling price of renewable energy. Some situatio...
by Suraj
27 Apr 2017 00:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 222
Views: 11517

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

On a recent weekday afternoon in Shanghai, shoppers thronged Honda and Chevrolet showrooms at a strip of city dealerships. Hyundai’s, however, was a ghost town. This whole thing is absurd. One day CPC passes diktat 'YooEss is evil!!' and everyone boycotts the Chevy dealership and goes to Hondayota ...
by Suraj
26 Apr 2017 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Another note about China, and this is paraphrased from a post in the shiver or die laughing thread: China is home to the majority of the worst wars ever in history. Almost all major dynasties ended in such horrific warfare that Indians or anyone else cannot wrap their minds around it. As a pop quiz,...
by Suraj
26 Apr 2017 22:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I'll hold a contrarian opinion here : all those poor farmers are in fact the ones who know best , just how much misuse of the 'no tax on agricultural income' exists . If anything, demonetization affects the poor far more, in the form of an immediate short term disruption in their economic lives . 'T...
by Suraj
26 Apr 2017 20:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Farmers should pay income tax, says NITI Aayog (mint) These idiots will ensure BJP lose the election in 2019. While there is the reason for the farmers not to pay IT, the IT on farming activity will be political suicide. In fact, BJP needs to relook at the Chidu 2.0 policies of kungfu fighter on ta...
by Suraj
26 Apr 2017 12:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Putting savings in stocks is one thing I wouldn't want Indian families to emulate Americans. We are better off being a savings based society like Germany and Japan. The US issue is not household ownership of shares as such. Rather, the problem is the economic paradigm seeking shareholder value maxi...
by Suraj
26 Apr 2017 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 982
Views: 117015

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I would like to start a thread called "Roots of Chinese boastfulness: psyche and history" I think every Indian writes about India and we need to talk about China. But this is the China military thread Please do. Enough of TSP piskologizing on this site already. They are just a tiresome nu...
by Suraj
26 Apr 2017 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 34
Views: 1913

Re: India-France news

France doesn't fear German supremacy within EU as much as it loathes losing its status as the big two of EU (previously big 3 but UK shot itself in the head),
by Suraj
26 Apr 2017 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3351
Views: 155352

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

well,during Mao era,china obviously wanted to make a deal of Acsai chin for souther Tibet with india.(acsai china to china while acknowledge Machmaho line) even the overwhelming victory in 1962 did not change Chinese idea. however, now lt seems that china now wants both. And will end up with neithe...
by Suraj
26 Apr 2017 01:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 34
Views: 1913

Re: India-France news

I agree with JEM. Le Pen gets it on the immigration stance, but not on the EU stance. France is still quite pro EU. Le Pen can win if she talks just immigration, while Macron simultaneously refuses to take on the topic directly in the lead up to Phase 2.
by Suraj
25 Apr 2017 10:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Maybe not, but defence production can and should be a much more significant share of GDP. We need a vastly bigger military industrial complex capable of producing most of the basic munitions and supplied needed for defense. It's really ridiculous that the 3rd largest economy in the world imports bas...
by Suraj
24 Apr 2017 23:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Agriculture, the least reformed of the 3 sectors of economy, is getting some focus, with APMCs targeted for elimination: Centre issues model law to end APMC monopoly The central government issued its model of a law to replace the one of 2003 for the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Ac...
by Suraj
24 Apr 2017 13:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Good article on India's GST challenge from Bloomberg: India's GST Challenge Makes Trump's Tax Overhaul Look Easy The challenge is daunting: Convert an economy of more than 1 billion consumers, 29 states, 22 official languages, 9 million businesses all operating under a spider’s web of taxes, arcane ...
by Suraj
23 Apr 2017 21:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Austin, can you please continue the USD / other currencies talk in the perspectives on global economy thread ? This thread offered you answers to your question on Indian GSecs, but it's not a license to also discuss foreign currency and bonds. Let's keep this one on topic, ok ?
by Suraj
22 Apr 2017 23:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

By Currency Risk you mean Rupee getting weeker against dollar over a period of time and wiping out the higher interest gained from Indian bond or is it something else ? Yes, the fact that exchange rate movements might wipe out any gains. The buyer holds the exchange rate risk. That in itself is a v...
by Suraj
22 Apr 2017 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2620
Views: 113927

Re: Understanding US thread-III

America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People In a new book, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, Peter Temin, Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, draws a portrait of the new reality in a way that is frighteningly, indelibly clear: America is not o...
by Suraj
22 Apr 2017 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

BTW when they Foreign Buyers buy our bond they may be paying in USD or Euro to buy these Gsec bonds and earn the interest but when they redeem it do they get paid back in same USD/Euro etc ? No, these are regular GSecs traded in Rupees. The currency risk is entirely in the hands of the buyer. They ...
by Suraj
22 Apr 2017 12:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Thanks Suraj , That tells me FPI can buy short and long term bonds but there is a cap to it Does RBI declare list of countries that hold our bonds just incase if some country does ? I think our bonds should pay handsome in interest for any country that wants to hold it without any fear of GOI defau...
by Suraj
22 Apr 2017 12:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

SEBI reports this data regularly.
Investments by FPIs in Government Securities: April 3 2017

SEBI circulars are here

Summary: foreigners hold Rs.2.6 lakh crore ($40 billion) of Indian government debt. That is the prescribed limit permitted by RBI.
by Suraj
20 Apr 2017 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3351
Views: 155352

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Step 1: no agreement on Chinese requirements . EVERYTHING is negotiable . 'Tibet / Xinjiang are part China' : something to be discussed . 'One China' : to be decided . Even if GoI refuses to show enough spine to engage with Tsai Ing-Wen's government in Taiwan or arm Vietnam, it should repudiate all ...
by Suraj
20 Apr 2017 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3351
Views: 155352

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

What's really important is, when the Dalai Lama next visits Arunachal Pradesh, what will the Chinese do ?
a) Find another six places to rename in their map
b) Rename the same places above to other names, or perhaps swap their names around
The nation wants to know.
by Suraj
19 Apr 2017 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3657
Views: 69432

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

JOHN ELLIOTT: BRITISH MINISTERS RUN INTO A BRICK WALL IN INDIA Three British Cabinet ministers, plus the governor of the Bank of England and two other government ministers, trooped through India just before Easter in a seemingly desperate bid to drum up support from their largest former colony as B...
by Suraj
19 Apr 2017 01:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 873
Views: 26299

Re: Solar energy in India

India has achieved 12,200 MW of solar capacity: Piyush Goyal Stating that India has already achieved 12,200 MW of solar capacity so far, Union power minister Piyush Goyal today reiterated that the country is well poised to reach its target of 100 GW capacity by 2022. "The country's solar power...
by Suraj
18 Apr 2017 23:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3554
Views: 169542

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

A quick roundup of the athletics scene suggests steady progress in development of several national records, but no movement elsewhere. Major Stories: * Javelin: New NR of 86.48m . Also current world junior record, by Neeraj Chopra, the current world junior champion. Age 19. Beat the old national rec...
by Suraj
18 Apr 2017 03:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

World Bank's estimate for current year: Economy to grow 7.2% in FY18; GST to have positive impact: World Bank Having seen a “modest setback” due to demonetisation last fiscal, the Indian economy will claw back to 7.2 per cent growth this financial year and rise further to 7.5 per cent in 2018-19, sa...
by Suraj
16 Apr 2017 22:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3554
Views: 169542

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Kidambi vs Sai Praneeth wasfun to watch . Gopichand sounded tremendously satisfied that for once a major SS match involving Indian player would involve no court side coaching at all . The Chinese also don't present a coach when both finalists are Chinese . Sai Praneeth clearly has a great game but f...
by Suraj
16 Apr 2017 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3351
Views: 155352

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Liu wrote:6. china might be interested to jointly administrate assam with india, imstead of tibet.

How sweet. Let's see how well the joint administration of Tibet by India and China goes first, though.
by Suraj
15 Apr 2017 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 334
Views: 20031

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Other non-me admins, please move this to an appropriate thread if not relavant. There's a new series on Netflix that captivated my interest, and this thread seemed the best place to post about it. It's called Tokyo Trials . It's an NHK/Dutch TV production. It's about the International Military Tribu...
by Suraj
15 Apr 2017 04:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I do not have a business plan. I'm just looking at it an opportunity. There is a demand. I'm trying ascertain the exact type of demand. Grain vs vegetables vs cold storage vs something else. People obviously have money in India. Why haven't they invested in this. Is it a cost benefit issue? Is it a...
by Suraj
15 Apr 2017 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 950
Views: 68911

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

On the same tenor of Chinese claims on Tibet because some yak paid them tribute 300 years ago, I present a more credible Indian claim on Tibet: 2000 year old Ashoka pillars and stupa found and restored in Chinese Occupied Tibet Legend has it that over 2,500 years ago, Buddha's disciples retrieved on...
by Suraj
15 Apr 2017 01:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I recommend getting a handle on how GST progresses. Due to freer interstate commerce, a lot of big players will invest in sizeable centralized hub and spoke storage and distribution facilities, not just for food but general merchandise. You may incur losses if you can't invest on that scale. But I c...
by Suraj
14 Apr 2017 23:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Well you cannot really call an area urban without reliable power and transportation. Until then its just a glorified slum. Yes it may mostly not be greenfield urban, but it is about places that went from barely more than a crowded slum with unreliable infrastructure, to visibly far greater electrici...
by Suraj
14 Apr 2017 23:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Singha wrote:Fake analysis. I think chronic power shortages in narth being fixed post 2014 is the real reason

Why is that fake ? Fixing infrastructure is an essential component of sustainable urbanization.
by Suraj
13 Apr 2017 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 950
Views: 68911

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

hnair: we might be making a mistake to assume China is trying to break the cycle and achieve normalcy when it comes to transition of power. IMHO, they don't care, as long as they keep accomplishing the zeniths in between. It's a mistake to simply dismiss their attitude as 'barbarism'. Maybe it is, b...
by Suraj
13 Apr 2017 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 950
Views: 68911

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

You guys are exactly right, China is indeed terrified of regionalism. Everyone should be. There's a reason why core China has for the most part stayed united since the Han dynasty some 2200 years ago while all other ancient empires have fallen apart more often than not. It's human nature to segrega...
by Suraj
13 Apr 2017 02:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

FRBM Act The main purpose was to eliminate revenue deficit[Note 1] of the country (building revenue surplus thereafter) and bring down the fiscal deficit to a manageable 3% of the GDP IMHO, adding additional targeting goals turns the FRBM panel into an uber oversight organization. Such a mandate sh...
by Suraj
13 Apr 2017 01:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2885
Views: 164823

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I support Arvind Subramanian's position here. The FRBM act originally only dealt with the primary deficit. This new mission creep into many different goals looks like nothing more than a 'make work' monitoring goal from the panel for themselves .
by Suraj
13 Apr 2017 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 950
Views: 68911

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

1. high-rank officals can not take the positions in their hometown、homecounty or homeprovince,in order to avoid nepotism. What kind of nonsense are you peddling ? Are you seriously trying to tell us PLA does a count of everyone and forbids soldiers from Fujian, Zhejiang and Guangdong from being pos...

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