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by Dipanker
18 Nov 2017 20:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4541
Views: 391424

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Nothing much seems to be happening in Pak except a thin line along Indus. Bdesh and parts of Nepal seems to be doing fine. Maoist corridor in India is still in dark. Why low electricity consumption along western ghats right upto Kerala? Because of Western Ghats! The lit coastal area falls on the we...
by Dipanker
17 Nov 2017 21:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4541
Views: 391424

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Moody upgrades India's sovereign ratings from Baa3 to Baa2, is this really a big deal? Some perspective can be had from looking Moody's rating for nations in sorted order (click on rating's up/down arrow) from this Wikipedia Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating#Mood...
by Dipanker
15 Nov 2017 02:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4541
Views: 391424

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Prem wrote: We will be b'ween 9-10 T in 2030


For that a growth rate of 10 to 11% is required. Last quarter it was 5.7%.

So the question is how do we raise the growth rate from 5.7% to 11% ?
by Dipanker
12 Nov 2017 07:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2720
Views: 181142

Re: Indian Roads Thread

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by Dipanker
12 Nov 2017 00:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2720
Views: 181142

Re: Indian Roads Thread

They don't claim these pictures to be from India, but being the website of ministry of road transport and highways one would expect that they would post pictures of Indian roads as banner pictures instead of roads from Canada and USA. What's the point of putting of pictures of Canadian and American ...
by Dipanker
11 Nov 2017 05:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2720
Views: 181142

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! https://parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice...
by Dipanker
08 Nov 2017 07:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7668
Views: 512211

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Cash still king as digital payments inch up slowly CHENNAI: If demonetisation was a push for a cashless economy, it has been working very slowly. Reserve Bank of India data shows the usage of wallets, non-UPI banking apps and Aadhaar-enabled payments has been slow to catch on, while that of debit c...
by Dipanker
05 Nov 2017 09:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2054
Views: 176899

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Isn't the Data published in the Business Standard provided by Railways itself? So Railways is providing BS data? :roll:
by Dipanker
03 Nov 2017 23:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2054
Views: 176899

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

......................A study carried out by IIM, Ahmedabad, indicated that a 100 daily trips would be required between Ahmedabad and Mumbai to make the bullet train financially viable. About 35 trips are reportedly being planned. Is this right? If 100 daily trips are required to break even then si...
by Dipanker
29 Oct 2017 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1707
Views: 224633

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Now BJP says Hurriyat is a Stakeholder?? Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM says Hurriyat is stakeholder, rules out talks with militants SRINAGAR: The BJP is holding its first-ever state working committee meeting in Srinagar on Sunday while a senior J&K BJP leader and State Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal...
by Dipanker
29 Oct 2017 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 866
Views: 57874

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons As North Korea races to build a weapon that for the first time could threaten American cities, its neighbors are debating whether they need their own nuclear arsenals. The North’s rapidly advancing capabilities have scrambled military calcu...
by Dipanker
28 Oct 2017 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81610

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

H-1B visa issue raised with US 'very strongly', says Suresh Prabhu NEW DELHI: Amid the tightening of visa norms in the US, India has "very strongly" raised the issue of H-1B and L1 visas asserting that the American economy has been immensely benefited by the Indian IT professionals. Union...
by Dipanker
28 Oct 2017 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 866
Views: 57874

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Mattis: North Korea nuclear threat accelerating

The threat of nuclear attack from North Korea is increasing, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said during a visit to South Korea.
by Dipanker
27 Oct 2017 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81610

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Despite Tillerson, US won’t abandon Pakistan for India It has become commonplace to caution American policymakers against irrational exuberance when dealing with India: Keep expectations low (conventional wisdom goes) and you won’t be disappointed. In the wake of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...
by Dipanker
27 Oct 2017 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 1431
Views: 86697

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Despite Tillerson, US won’t abandon Pakistan for India It has become commonplace to caution American policymakers against irrational exuberance when dealing with India: Keep expectations low (conventional wisdom goes) and you won’t be disappointed. In the wake of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...
by Dipanker
26 Oct 2017 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81610

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Choking on milk sounds such a made up story, I seriously doubt that a nearly 4 year old child will die choking on milk or any other liquid of that consistency while drinking it. Beside, does a 4 year old child wakes up 3 in the morning and asks for milk? May be a year or two old, but 4 year old? Not...
by Dipanker
26 Oct 2017 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81610

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump administration makes H-1B visa extension more difficult New US Memo Makes It Tougher To Renew H-1B Visa This may not be a bad thing. Employees that are valuable to the company will stay on and may have a path toward a green card based on their skills. Hangers on who were automatically renewed...
by Dipanker
22 Oct 2017 20:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4541
Views: 391424

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Some rejig in GST rate structure required: Adhia NEW DELHI: Some rejig in GST rate structure is required to reduce the burden on small and medium businesses, revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia has said. The Goods and Services Tax (GST), which amalgamates more than a dozen central and state levies like...
by Dipanker
14 Oct 2017 19:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3664
Views: 146238

Re: Indian Education System

Modi gets thumbs up for this initiative: PM Modi announces Rs 10,000-crore package to transform 20 Indian varsities into world class institutions Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a corpus of Rs 10,000-crore to be given to top 20 Indian universities for their development, in order to...
by Dipanker
14 Oct 2017 09:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4541
Views: 391424

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

India slips 3 notches to 100 on Global Hunger Index; trails N Korea, Iraq All congis and commies have been quoting this report on SM for the last month or two inspite of many people pointing out the discrepancies. 1. The 2014 report ranked only 76 nations. India was 55 out of 76. 2. The 2017 report...
by Dipanker
14 Oct 2017 08:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4541
Views: 391424

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

India slips 3 notches to 100 on Global Hunger Index; trails N Korea, Iraq India has a ‘serious’ hunger problem at hand, with the country slipping three notches to 100 among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2017. This is worse than the likes of North Korea, Bangladesh, and Iraq, and b...
by Dipanker
13 Oct 2017 02:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3664
Views: 146238

Re: Indian Education System

Another report (in Hindi), this time on Sanskrit universities of Banaras and Darbhanga, they are in complete and utter shambles. Much of this deterioration has happened in last 20 -25 years, post the "economic liberalization". https://khabar.ndtv.com/video/show/prime-time/prime-time-on-hig...
by Dipanker
10 Oct 2017 03:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3664
Views: 146238

Re: Indian Education System

This report (in Hindi) focusses on Bihar, most universities/colleges seem to have far fewer than 50% of the recommended teaching staff, many as low as 20% or even less! Govt. Education system in Bihar seems to have collapsed, those who can't afford private education, their future is mostly doomed. H...
by Dipanker
07 Oct 2017 17:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3664
Views: 146238

Re: Indian Education System

Series of reports by NDTV's Ravish Kumar ( in Hindi ) on state of education at universities/colleges, picture is dismal. It is not hard to imagine that situation may not be very different in other states too. It seems while the GDP may have quadrupled in last 25+ years or so, the quality and service...
by Dipanker
04 Oct 2017 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 2991
Views: 76066

Re: Positive News from the USA

Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer decided to go to remarkable lengths to make her career financially viable. She first opted for ...
by Dipanker
03 Oct 2017 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 794
Views: 81610

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^
Wouldn't be just cheaper to buy oil from Timbuktoo, than from across the globe from US of A?

IMO we may be putting too many eggs in American basket at the cost of our own strategic independence in foreign policy.
by Dipanker
30 Sep 2017 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 519
Views: 35120

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Paki seem to be exaggerating the Rohingyas numbers. Per a article in Dawn there are about 55,000 Rohingyas living in a place called Burmi colony in Karachi. Apparently these people have been living there for decades without any legal status and thus are not entitled to govt. jobs, college admissions...
by Dipanker
25 Sep 2017 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 235440

Re: Terroristan - June 20, 2017

Wow, Badmash is a loin!

Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan to face NAB cases

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan from London on Monday, putting to rest all speculation by political rivals.
by Dipanker
25 Sep 2017 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 866
Views: 57874

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

North Korea's geo location severely limits US nuclear option, if there is south-easterly or southerly wind, some of the fallout radiation will blow over China or Russia or both, westerly or northwesterly wind will blow it over Japan. I don't think any of these countries will appreciate some free rad...
by Dipanker
25 Sep 2017 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 866
Views: 57874

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

DT has forced KimUn past the point of no return, IMO is a erroneous assumption. KIM will just cooly back down in the sense that he would stop stepping on Trump's tail for now, just coolly go on with his merry ways of building the nukes and missiles. So what does Trump do if Kim now stops stepping on...
by Dipanker
23 Sep 2017 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 866
Views: 57874

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

If you note I did not underline South Korea and Japan. There will be no winners if that happens as it becomes a multiplayer concurrent game which has n^2 possibility. Sorry to nitpick, but with n players each with "2" options, shouldn't the possibilities be 2^n instead of n^2?
by Dipanker
22 Sep 2017 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 519
Views: 35120

Re: The Rohingya Menace

The notion of settling Rohingya muslims as a strategic vote bank is without merit, so far about 40,000 Rohingyas are living in India, that can at most influence 1 or 2 local assembly seat that is if they were all settled in one place. But that is not the case, nor do they have any voting rights yet....
by Dipanker
22 Sep 2017 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 866
Views: 57874

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

WoPo syndicated article on NDTV, enjoy! Short History Of 'Dotard,' Insult Kim Jong Un Used Against Trump "I will surely and definitely tame the deranged U.S. dotard with fire," he declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday by North Korea's official Korean Centra...
by Dipanker
22 Sep 2017 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 866
Views: 57874

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

kapilrdave wrote:In an ideal world we should be confronting both china and US.


That is your notion of an "ideal world" ?

In a truly "ideal world" we shouldn't have to confront anybody!
by Dipanker
18 Sep 2017 05:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3549
Views: 142916

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

^^there is a lot more to the human spread as in the link I posted than what you are sharing. Even though there was a spread across it passed through the Indian subcontinent due to the ICe Age. The rest of the details are interesting too. Agreed. Purpose of my post was to show that only a fraction o...
by Dipanker
18 Sep 2017 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3549
Views: 142916

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

I may be wrong but some one said India escaped last ice age that North India was the onleee place left for humanity to survive. I've found this instructive, and posted it before too http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/ Humanity was present across the globe in the timelines you write. Gurus ca...
by Dipanker
17 Sep 2017 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3549
Views: 142916

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

The whole 1500 BCE date is like the 0 BC date. An artificial milestone representing a non-existent event (AIT & birth of Jeebus). The West likes to setup these stakes-on-the-ground to measure everything in terms of "before this" & "after this". Completely fake & desi...

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