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by Dipanker
16 Jan 2018 23:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 371
Views: 47587

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The graph says 2017 - 19...so looks like they considered two years of growth. Eurozone GDP is more like $13.something T and they must have assumed about 2% growth over next couple of years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_European_Union GDP $18.3 trillion (nominal; 2018)[2] $20.9 trill...
by Dipanker
16 Jan 2018 22:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 371
Views: 47587

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Even more significantly, this is in real current-dollar GDP, not PPP terms. It's very significant that in current dollars, we already contribute more to global GDP growth than the entirety of Eurozone. Allow me to be skeptical about this claim. Eurozone (EU?) has roughly the size of economy as that...
by Dipanker
16 Jan 2018 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 21
Views: 2613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

There is a more interesting reason. WSJ also published a story of Trump lawyer paying $130,000 hush money in October 2016 to a _pornstar for a 2006 Lake Tahoe rendezvous:

Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence
by Dipanker
08 Jan 2018 06:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1364

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

Sudarshan Please take a look at Nobel prize for literature. How many were awarded to Germans after WWII? On tour of Germany last year many bookshops crowded with titles. Unfortunatley I cant read German. Let me assure you there are writers. TIDBITS: Just looked up WIKI, since WWII a total of 8 nobe...
by Dipanker
08 Jan 2018 06:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2736
Views: 192174

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Check out the GOI's Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website, two of the 4 cycling banner images are of Canadian and American Roads! This is not the first time. Another time the website had posted image of roads from Spain and claimed them to be Indian! Who gives a crap? They can even put su...
by Dipanker
03 Jan 2018 14:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1084
Views: 81530

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Nuclear Button to Hit US "Always On My Desk", Says North Korea's Kim Jong BEIJING:North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasted in an annual New Year's Day speech Monday that he had a nuclear button on his desk and that the entire United States was within range of his weapons - but he also vowe...
by Dipanker
02 Jan 2018 06:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 974
Views: 111983

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump says $7 trillion ‘foolishly spent’ in Middle East Not really its all dollar/oil denomination . The money was spent on the american military and contractors . much like what china is now "oboring" other countries., enriching itself. GWOT since Oct. 2001 has done serious damage to the...
by Dipanker
02 Jan 2018 06:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 371
Views: 47587

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So to summarize, India will need a real growth-rate of ~12.5% to grow into a $10T economy by 2030, at ~8% real growth rate it can become a $10T economy only by 2036. If the real growth rate turns out to be lower than that 8% ( so far the average real growth of past 17 years have been around ~7%) , ...
by Dipanker
02 Jan 2018 06:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 371
Views: 47587

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Indian economy will grow 7-8% y-o-y and will be a $10 Trillion economy by 2030. That is given. Wikipedia says India's current GDP is $2.439T (2017). I don't see how a $2.439T economy becomes a $10T economy at 8% real growth in 12 years, here is the compounding : 2.439 *( 1.0 + 0.08)^12 = ~$ 6.142 T...
by Dipanker
02 Jan 2018 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1084
Views: 81530

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Nuclear Button to Hit US "Always On My Desk", Says North Korea's Kim Jong BEIJING:North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasted in an annual New Year's Day speech Monday that he had a nuclear button on his desk and that the entire United States was within range of his weapons - but he also vowe...
by Dipanker
01 Jan 2018 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

India surely had some language before PIE came in 1400 BC as per linguists. Were Harappans (3000 BC) and Bhimbetka (30,000 BC) dwellers before them stupid? With no language? But if PIE became Sanskrit how come Sanskrit that came from Eurasia on Equus caballus has less than 4% substrate of any non I...
by Dipanker
01 Jan 2018 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1759
Views: 248307

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Casualty figure has climbed to 5, this must be strongly responded with, including attack on JEM camps.

Pulwama attack: Militants storm CRPF training camp, kill 5 men
by Dipanker
31 Dec 2017 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4813
Views: 379623

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India should offer to join OBOR provided China exerts pressure on Pakistan to handover control of POK to India. In that case Chinese roads to Pakistan would pass through Indian Gilgit/Baltistan thus India automatically becoming part of OBOR. Otherwise India can not join OBOR. Say this as friendly a...
by Dipanker
31 Dec 2017 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4813
Views: 379623

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India should offer to join OBOR provided China exerts pressure on Pakistan to handover control of POK to India. In that case Chinese roads to Pakistan would pass through Indian Gilgit/Baltistan thus India automatically becoming part of OBOR. Otherwise India can not join OBOR.
by Dipanker
30 Dec 2017 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1084
Views: 81530

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Russian tankers fuelled North Korea via transfers at sea: Sources LONDON/MOSCOW: Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline t...
by Dipanker
28 Dec 2017 02:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of India
Replies: 109
Views: 9826

Re: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of India

19% of Indians drink water with lethal levels of arsenic NEW DELHI: About 239 million people across 153 districts in 21 states drink water that contains unacceptably high levels of arsenic. In effect, they are being slowly poisoned. Calculations based on information provided by the water resources ...
by Dipanker
27 Dec 2017 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4813
Views: 379623

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

To say that Russia only has oil is a misnomer, Russia is vast country, 8% of the total land area of the world, almost twice the size of USA or China! Given its vast size, it is also endowed with vast amount of resources too, by some estimate 30% of the total natural resources of the world! I think w...
by Dipanker
22 Dec 2017 05:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 974
Views: 111983

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

In addition to UK and France, Japan and Germany too voted for the resolution, hard to spin that!
by Dipanker
20 Dec 2017 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 974
Views: 111983

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US takes India back to WTO in solar power dispute GENEVA: India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO's dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednes...
by Dipanker
20 Dec 2017 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 974
Views: 111983

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

That's not the point. They have never been an obstacle. The leaked memo, however, is the first time we have verifiable evidence that the selective deployment of "human rights violation" allegations is a deliberate and targeted policy instrument of the US State Dept. I would tend to think ...
by Dipanker
19 Dec 2017 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

My assumption is wrong or not can be proved/disproved once I have the the equations to compute the RA's and DEC w.r.t time and then I can run a simulation for a period of 26,000 years. I did think about the boundary conditions in the change of direction of rotational axis in my assumption/hypothesi...
by Dipanker
16 Dec 2017 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

See this <link> and posts after that for some people's solutions. My comments and solution is at here .. (It is NOT specific to Alcol/Mizar/Mahabharata.. but a method how such problems can be done. As mentioned in that link, the math is not really that hard, if one just thinks logically... look at ...
by Dipanker
16 Dec 2017 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

My assumption is that as long as the direction of rotation remains same, the axis of rotation whether passing through Polaris or Thuban or Vega should not affect order in which Alcor/Mizar culminate. This should be provable by using math. and back calculating their positions. That is a bad assumpti...
by Dipanker
15 Dec 2017 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

But to reiterate the point I have been making, whether Alcor/Mizar are going around the polaris, or Thuban, or Vega as its pole star, their front/back relationship ( as shown in the following telescopic picture) has remained more or less same for last 7000 years and longer and will remain so for a ...
by Dipanker
15 Dec 2017 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Thanks for your input, But to reiterate the point I have been making, whether Alcor/Mizar are going around the polaris, or Thuban, or Vega as its pole star, their front/back relationship ( as shown in the following telescopic picture) has remained more or less same for last 7000 years and longer an...
by Dipanker
14 Dec 2017 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 974
Views: 111983

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Posting it here because it affects India indirectly, $700 million is lot of money Pakistan can use against India. Trump signs bill that includes $700m reimbursement for Pakistan WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed into law a $700 billion defence bill that includes up to $700 million to ...
by Dipanker
14 Dec 2017 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I would tend to think that if a constellation of stars appear more or less in same relative position with respect to each other during the course of 1 year ( period of earth's revolution around sun), then precession of equinoxes should not have any effect on appearance of such constellations, for e...
by Dipanker
14 Dec 2017 01:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 371
Views: 47587

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/0k7vhVQNUKVpahm4KTL70N/CPI-inflation-touches-15month-high-of-488-in-November.html CPI-based retail inflation rose to 4.88% in November from 3.58% in October, India’s factory output measured by IIP slowed to 2.2% in October from 4.14% in September worrying signs ? Ma...
by Dipanker
12 Dec 2017 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Simple question about rotation of constellations around the celestial north pole in northern hemisphere, from a viewer perspective the stars of constellation which appear to be in "front/top" position in relation to other stars in the same constellation before the culmination will appear ...
by Dipanker
12 Dec 2017 14:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I would tend to think that if a constellation of stars appear more or less in same relative position with respect to each other during the course of 1 year ( period of earth's revolution around sun), then precession of equinoxes should not have any effect on appearance of such constellations, for e....
by Dipanker
12 Dec 2017 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

To explain the above better - precession of the earth's axis alone was not enough to make Arundhati periodically walk ahead of Vashishta. If it was left to precession alone, A before V would have never have happened. But added on top of the periodic precession phenomenon, was this (practically) lin...
by Dipanker
12 Dec 2017 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Simple question about rotation of constellations around the celestial north pole in northern hemisphere, from a viewer perspective the stars of constellation which appear to be in "front/top" position in relation to other stars in the same constellation before the culmination will appear t...
by Dipanker
11 Dec 2017 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

My Vaman Shivram Apte "The Student's Sanskrit English Dictionary" gives the meaning of Saras (सरस्) as 1. a lake, pond, pool, a large sheet of water 2. water Thanks for posting that. Two other online sources give same meanings with RV as source for first set of meanings and Naigh (?!) as ...
by Dipanker
11 Dec 2017 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

This is a new one for me. My exposure to Sanskrit is up to 10+2 level, and I have read tons and tons (hyperbolically speaking) Sanskritized Hindi literature both prose and poetry. I have never come across this meaning of Saras! You are welcome to pick up a Sanskrit dictionary - it is a basin/pond/r...
by Dipanker
11 Dec 2017 00:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

shiv wrote:Saras means water.


This is a new one for me. My exposure to Sanskrit is up to 10+2 level, and I have read tons and tons (hyperbolically speaking) Sanskritized Hindi literature both prose and poetry.

I have never come across this meaning of Saras!
by Dipanker
09 Dec 2017 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4059
Views: 183242

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

So what happened to the Andronovo => Sintashta => BMAC people? Did some of them make it India or not? Were they the carriers of R1a1* to India? Did some of these people also end up in Tarim basin in China( Tocharian mummies carrying R1a1* DNA )? Why is it that other than the commonality of R1a1* bet...
by Dipanker
09 Dec 2017 06:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: ALT-Tech Dhaga
Replies: 27
Views: 2157

Re: ALT-Tech Dhaga

^ I am guessing more or less, the difference being the number of intermediate layers, more the number of layers better the learning. Of course additional layers also demands additional computing power. Kaggle website has interesting data sets available for practicing machine-learning/data-science al...
by Dipanker
09 Dec 2017 05:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 371
Views: 47587

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

If we were to compare the per capita GDP in 1958 to per capita GDP in 2017, we would need to convert them to same base year, inflation data comes handy for doing just that. If we use the inflation data from the cited source, 1 unit of money in 1958 is roughly equivalent to ~72 unit today. Divide the...
by Dipanker
09 Dec 2017 04:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 371
Views: 47587

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Dipankar, Do you have any data to show that percapita of India was higher in 1950 than what it is today? Never heard this before. I used the inflation data (1958 - 2016) from this source, couple of data points look little off and probably should be cross checked from another source. http://www.infl...
by Dipanker
08 Dec 2017 01:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: ALT-Tech Dhaga
Replies: 27
Views: 2157

Re: ALT-Tech Dhaga

I find this utterly and truly mind boggling that a deep learning convolutional neural network program can teach itself to play chess in 4 hours tabula rasa (from scratch and without any prior domain specific built in knowledge) and beat the world best dedicated/conventional chess playing program Sto...

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