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by SK Mody
02 Dec 2017 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1365
Views: 195934

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Not so sure of this 13000 km estimate. If this number is correct, the missile would have to weigh around 85,000 kg by my calculation. I have no clue about the actual weight, but this wikipedia seems to suggest 4000 to 6500 kg. Taking 6500 kg would give a range of about 1000 (+1000) = 2000 km. I add...
by SK Mody
29 Nov 2017 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1365
Views: 195934

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

If these numbers are correct, then if flown on a standard trajectory rather than this lofted trajectory, this missile would have a range of more than 13,000 kilometers (km) (8,100 miles). Not so sure of this 13000 km estimate. If this number is correct, the missile would have to weigh around 85,000...
by SK Mody
26 Apr 2016 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nations and Empires that Grew on Genocide and Slavery
Replies: 204
Views: 16861

Re: Nations and Empires that Grew on Genocide and Slavery

Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner

Talks of the unbelievable 1000+ year rampage of Jihadic forces that continues to this day in various altered forms.
by SK Mody
04 Sep 2014 18:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4312
Views: 377467

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

8lIdHNqX71Y Ok he says that Debt in US can go on to a very high level citing Japan as an example with Debt 250 % of GDP. He cites politics is preventing it. So what is wrong for US or for that matter any other country in the world to zoom your debt to Japans level i.e 230 % of GDP after all we have...
by SK Mody
04 Sep 2014 01:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4312
Views: 377467

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Neshant, Vinayak, Thanks for the very interesting videos.
by SK Mody
02 Sep 2014 18:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 478390

Re: Indian Autos Thread

here-is-how-your-carmaker-has-been-fleecing-you-all-these-years

http://qz.com/258680/here-is-how-your-c ... ese-years/
by SK Mody
02 Sep 2014 16:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4312
Views: 377467

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Just found this interesting news site. Has lots of good factoids that could be useful.

http://qz.com/india/
by SK Mody
02 Sep 2014 16:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 222408

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Just found this interesting news site. Has lots of good factoids that could be useful.

http://qz.com/india/
by SK Mody
19 May 2014 23:00
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Wasn't SL prez Rajapakse among the first to congratulate NM on his victory? Why no mention of him? Odd... And yes, Pak is also missing from the acknowledgement list. How very odd, indeed.... :p Modi might outsource SL policy to Jayalalitha I don't think so: A day ago from Daily News: Modi looks for...
by SK Mody
18 May 2014 02:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 222408

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Short interview with Modi on GST. Apparently he is not in a hurry to introduce GST but says that the networking infrastructure that is required should be developed first and that states should be given time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qo8LVYbqD-8
by SK Mody
17 May 2014 16:18
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

So it looks as if the "federal front" will form the opposition. I guess the thing that unites them is "more powers to state govts" (which in any case the BJP is not really averse to). Other that that the the three main parties in that coalition are all run by three somewhat ecce...
by SK Mody
17 May 2014 15:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Chandragupta wrote:They will offer to, but then sycophants will drop at their feet & beg them to stay on. Yawn. Nautanki onlee.


Talking about sycophants, here is a good read about Raga and Dogvijaya:
http://www.mediacrooks.com/2011/06/rahul-digvijay-narcissist-sycophant.html#.U3c7WzlL3mE
by SK Mody
17 May 2014 15:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Pre-poll NDA: 346 BJP: 282 SS: 18 TDP: 16 LJP: 6 SAD: 4 RLSP: 3 Apna Dal: 2 SSS: 1 PMK: 1 AINR: 1 NPP: 1 NPF: 1 External Support: 6 INLD: 2 SDF: 1 IND: 3 UPA: 60 INC: 44 NCP: 6 RJD: 4 JMM: 2 IUML: 2 KC-M: 1 MIM: 1 Federal Front: 123 AIADMK: 37 AITC: 34 BJD: 20 TRS: 11 YSRCP: 9 SP: 5 PDP: 3 JD(U): 2...
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 22:44
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

ravi_g wrote:
See again in the eci database, I changed it for you


Oh, Ok, I think I was looking in the wrong column.

welcome

Thanks. Have actually been lurking for many many years. Was more active in 2002-2004 time-frame.
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 22:33
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Chhattisgarh - MAHASAMUND [b]Result Declared[/b] Candidate Party Votes CHANDU LAL SAHU (CHANDU BHAIYA) Bharatiya Janata Party 503514 AJIT JOGI Indian National Congress 502297 CHANDU LAL SAHU Independent 20255 CHANDU LAL SAHU Independent 12308 CHANDU LAL SAHU Independent 10797 KANHAIYA LAL SAHU Bahu...
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 19:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Example of how Congi dirty tricks department works to win elections. Ajit Jogi hired ten people with same name as BJP candidate to win Mahasamand seat. https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10363761_675904169131412_6913944353085622507_n.png Almost 100 k votes in there :eek: ...
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 17:13
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Sumeet wrote:So after watching the press conference even with Rahul G as PM, mummy would have dictated terms and we would have had same type of set up like with MMS.


Perhaps he may come into his own after his mom goes. Give it 15 years.
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 16:32
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Times Now had an interesting clip where Rahul Gandhi wanted to take questions from the media but Mom said no.

http://www.timesnow.tv/
Unfortunately it occurred after the clip ended. so you won't be able to see it above.
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 14:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

vina wrote:
SK Mody wrote:Dandya-Ras compulsory in all schools and to be played in all Pubs. :mrgreen:

Oops. That will be banned and abolished like in Gujarat of course.


Sour grapes? Doesn't sound good coming from an old timer like you.
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 14:27
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Received email from relative: From friday: National Festival: Nvaratri. National sport: Kite Flying :mrgreen: National Drink: Goti Soda National Food Khaman Dhokla National Dress: Chanya Choli. Pizza/Pasta -> Jalebi/Fafda & Khakra Dandya-Ras compulsory in all schools and to be played in all Pubs...
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 14:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

RKumar wrote:Just coming

Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa has become one of the first world leaders to offer congratulations to Narendra Modi.


There is strong support for Narandra Modi even in in Sri Lanka.
Will give new meaning to the national anthem: Namo Namo Maatha! :D
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 14:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

ADMK incredible performance in TN.Totally unexpected.Leading 37/39. :eek: Feel sorry for the old soldier Shri L.Ganesan of BJP in Chennai South.Coimbatore close contest between ADMK and BJP. Maaran,Raja,TR Baalu,Jagatrakshakan,Gandhiselvan(all ministers in UPA) losing.Jagatrakshakan,a very clever b...
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 13:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

http://www.ndtv.com/elections/general-election-results-2014/kar interesting map of karnataka. INC has 8 seats including BLR rural. BJP should claim chikaballapur and all the 3 blr urban seats. take a look at blr south....it is very tiny...must be one of the smallest lok sabha areas. Chikballarpur a...
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 13:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Rahul Mehta got 6500 votes from Gandhinagar - came fourth. I congratulate him.
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 12:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Also Meenakshi Lekhi Winning
by SK Mody
16 May 2014 12:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 14002

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

V K Singh leading according to times now.
by SK Mody
09 Apr 2011 14:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 318903

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

there was not a _single_ arial photo of the crowd. Only close ups - never showing more than 10 people or so at a time. A semi aerial photo (somewhere in Bangalore) http://c0013714.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_565ea10 Original at: http://plixi.com/p/90565136 Even if political leanings of th...
by SK Mody
09 Apr 2011 01:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 318903

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

It would be interesting to find some photographs (taken from tall buildings perhaps) that give an idea of actually how many people were at these events. Undoubtedly several news channels were onto it right from the beginning - which seems fishy to say the least. Interestingly, in all the four days t...
by SK Mody
04 Oct 2010 16:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Criminal Justice System reform
Replies: 140
Views: 12523

Re: Indian Criminal Justice System reform

By the way, the above mentioned ex-brfite is also contesting Ahmedabad municipal elections (Bodakdev ward and Stadium ward) to give publicity to his "Right to Recall" laws (RTR laws).
by SK Mody
30 Sep 2010 23:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Criminal Justice System reform
Replies: 140
Views: 12523

Re: Indian Criminal Justice System reform

Please check out Indian Express (Ahmedabad, Mumbai or Delhi edition),
both Sep-30 and Oct-1 (Friday), Page-2 for some very relevant and
possibly earthshaking :) news written by a former BRF member.
by SK Mody
09 Jun 2010 00:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3101
Views: 393270

Re: Indian Roads Thread

SSridhar wrote:India's Highways of Death- NYTimes Video
Every day in India, 320 people are killed in traffic accidents, the highest rate in the world.


It would be interesting to know how many of these involve 2 and 3 wheelers.
by SK Mody
07 Jun 2010 01:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 575629

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

A Singaporean of Indian origin I knew told me once that when it comes to that elusive combination of competitiveness, shrewdness and outright cheating the Chinese are unbeatable. In particular, Indians don't stand a chance in doing business with them. He spoke from personal experience so take it fWiW.
by SK Mody
07 Jun 2010 00:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 381839

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

Frequent promises to reform the bureaucracy, the report says, have come to nothing, mainly because the civil service is a power centre in its own right. Thus the first step is to reduce the size (and power) of the bureaucracy. Only then can reform be possible. Those who ceaselessly advocate the one...
by SK Mody
06 Jun 2010 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 505
Views: 80477

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

I posted it to emphasize the very point that you make. Reducing vehicular pollution (particularly by modernizing the bus fleets, and requiring cleaner auto-rickshaws all over the country) is one _relatively_ inexpensive way to _drastically_ reduce pollution in the cities. And it would have further b...

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