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by Raghz
17 Mar 2017 17:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4280
Views: 298634

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

It was in jest TSJ. Loans and credit card rates will go up after a rate hike. It is obvious and you just stated the obvious. I found it funny. I think what was supposed to be known was a sneak peak into the future. Oh my God! the human mind and the desire to know the future. Lol.
by Raghz
17 Mar 2017 14:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4280
Views: 298634

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

TSJones wrote:
OmkarC wrote:^^ TSJ: What's your view on rising interest rates on real estate ?


it's going to be more expensive to get a loan for a mortgage.

or a credit card.


:rotfl:

Correct answer to the question but useless in value.
by Raghz
03 Feb 2017 16:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1106
Views: 154743

Re: Indian IT Industry

the kids these days are very jugaad type. given a problem , my generation had no recourse but to read books , try it outself or at most discuss with friends. cut to today - there are so many sources of code online, people can stop thinking and copy paste with minor mods. copying is rampant. YOLO is...
by Raghz
31 Jan 2017 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 602609

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I realize that this is off topic for this thread. Please check my post in the "Indian education" thread. Ofcourse we need good teachers and there are good reasons why we do not have them in good numbers. Fortunately, technology comes to our rescue. Those who are really interested in teachi...
by Raghz
31 Jan 2017 14:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3757
Views: 258110

Re: Indian Education System

There was an article in a local newspaper in Bangalore about this last week. Interested people can check it out. It is a non profit organization involved in providing online classes to remote government schools. Interested members can become volunteers and teach from the comfort of their location. h...
by Raghz
14 Nov 2016 13:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 767148

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Crossposting: I still do not understand why many educated folks are trying to exchange old notes. All one has to do is deposit old notes on one hand and withdraw 10K by self cheque on the other. Ofcourse this assumes that you have a bank account. If one has a bank account it is relatively easy. The ...
by Raghz
15 Sep 2016 12:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4752
Views: 388068

Re: Deterrence

I have reason to believe that my reading of both these policies is dead right. We have a "lazy, easy" policy. We will plan nothing until we are attacked and after that we will "play it by ear" and we have no plans beyond the immediate goal of thwarting aggression and massive ret...
by Raghz
14 Sep 2016 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4752
Views: 388068

Re: Deterrence

One of the things I want to talk about is objectives. Before we talk about objectives, I think we need to understand where we are and what our goals as a nation are. Let me elaborate... If I can categorize nations according to Maslow's pyramid, I think India would probably fit into the second rung ...
by Raghz
04 Jan 2016 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2015
Replies: 2868
Views: 127230

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Nov 21, 2

I consider myself logical, analytical and intelligent with deep interest in Indian spirituality. I understand that we humans intuitively assess people correctly. I owe my understanding of Pakistan to BRF and consider myself quite well informed. I am yet to meet an Indian who has significantly differ...
by Raghz
02 Dec 2015 12:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 771
Views: 73072

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

I was helping my daughter with her Science lesson "Matter". There is a section in which they teach the basic science principle "Energy can neither be created nor destroyed". The lesson asks, if you burn a pile of paper, what will happen? The weight of ash is less than that of pap...
by Raghz
12 Nov 2014 18:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1194461

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

This is hilarious. Even a small gesture is seen as loss of face!

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/441012/china-sees-red-over-putin039s.html
by Raghz
11 Jun 2010 15:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 790
Views: 195077

Re: A Nation on the March

Glad to hear that Anand finally won. Heard his journey to Sofia took 40 hrs! (Reference was thata Bulgarian Cop actually stopped Anand's car for speeding (for 75 KM/hr !) while the last leg of that 40 hour journey... "time troubl"e, is of course, term used in Chess tournament ... per this...
by Raghz
25 Mar 2010 17:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 603
Views: 106733

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Genetic factors as well as nutrition determines height rather than meat eating. Look at the table below depicting the average height of people from various countries. Even predominently meat eating countries like China, Indonesia, Philippines etc are no where near west european countries. http://en....
by Raghz
24 Dec 2009 15:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 504635

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Neela, Not thousands, but Millions died due to man made famines. Hundreds of thousands (if not millions) died in the aftermath of 1857 uprising. The british were "desperate to restore order" after the uprising. Historical GDP graph. I cannot find the picture of just India, China and UK com...
by Raghz
24 Dec 2009 15:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 504635

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Longish read, but very good in putting many myths to rest. http://india_resource.tripod.com/colonial.html Railway map of 1909. Almost all of the routes included sea ports so that raw materials could be transported out and men / finished goods could be transported in. Rail routes to places such as Da...
by Raghz
27 Oct 2009 18:32
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370487

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

simple saar... Education + Economic level inversely proportional to number of kids. Higher your education and/or economic status, lesser the number of kids. The same is happenning in India as well. Just that more kids are being produced by the less educated / poor, so we dont actually see a decline ...
by Raghz
24 Jun 2009 12:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 163608

Re: Indian Interests - Indian Media

Could not find the Media thread. Posting it here. Has a nice picture and the first comment is also interesting...

Attn: Acharya and others...

Image

http://anythingwise.blogspot.com/2009/05/why-indian-media-is-anti-hindus.html
by Raghz
12 Sep 2008 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 341702

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion: Part IV

Posted in full as somethings have to be... http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Editorial/Keep_Up_The_Good_Work/articleshow/3473187.cms LEADER ARTICLE: Keep Up The Good Work 12 Sep 2008, 0105 hrs IST, G PARTHASARATHY On June 24, the Afghan authorities informed the Indian embassy in Kabul that a suicid...
by Raghz
25 Jul 2008 16:26
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions
Replies: 173
Views: 22637

Re: Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions

The phone lines are jammed due to the sudden increase in traffic. Everyone I know of + everyone in the office is trying to reach someone over the phone. Obviously the phone lines will be jammed. The Babus will have better things to do at this hour than jamming phone lines. Bangalore was on the hit l...
by Raghz
25 Jul 2008 15:11
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions
Replies: 173
Views: 22637

Re: Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions

One person was killed in seven blasts that rocked Bengaluru and its outskirts on Friday afternoon. While four low-intensity blasts went off at Nayandahalli, Madivala, Adugodi areas on the outskirts, blasts also rocked the tony areas near Mallya Hospital, Langford Road and Richmond Circle in Bengalur...
by Raghz
25 Jul 2008 14:47
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions
Replies: 173
Views: 22637

Re: Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions

Reports of 6 to 8 blasts...
by Raghz
25 Jul 2008 14:40
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions
Replies: 173
Views: 22637

Re: Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions

One person was killed in three blasts that rocked Nayandahalli, Madivala, Adugodi areas on the outskirts Bengaluru on Friday. One woman was killed and several have been injured. Gelatin sticks appear to have been used in the blasts. Further details awaited. http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/jul/25beng...
by Raghz
25 Jul 2008 14:29
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions
Replies: 173
Views: 22637

Blasts in Bangalore - News and Discussions

Reports of two bomb blasts in Bangalore. One near Forum and another near Mysore road.

More awaited.
by Raghz
17 Jul 2008 11:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 175049

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

I have found some links from phpBBhacks.com maybe they are useful...

I have also posted a query if they have any addin for the "PrintView".

Arabic Language pack for 3.0.1
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/8427

Open links in a new window
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/8466
by Raghz
21 Apr 2008 17:03
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 53784

Torch provides China no light relief

Posting in full since the site does not archive... http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=15&art_id=64699&sid=18583774&con_type=1 Torch provides China no light relief James Rose Monday, April 21, 2008 The torch is fizzling; the trail of its dying smoke is circling the globe...
by Raghz
03 Aug 2007 12:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 01 Aug 2007
Replies: 266
Views: 50059

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/showcolumns.aspx?id=COLEN20070020906 Nuclear fallout: A historical wrong undone Pallava Bagla Science Editor Tuesday, July,31 2007 (New Delhi) Deal or no deal is the big nuclear question? Even as that million dollar question gets its 'final review' in the corrid...
by Raghz
24 Feb 2004 07:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004
Replies: 334
Views: 73010

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004

Nuclear devices kept apart to allay US concerns: Benazir ISLAMABAD, Feb 23: PPP leader Benazir Bhutto today conceded that under US pressure she asked the army and the President during her regime not to assemble a nuclear bomb. Talking to BBC tv, Bhutto said she convinced the then president and the ...
by Raghz
24 Feb 2004 07:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004
Replies: 334
Views: 73010

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004

Bhutto alleges nuclear 'cover-up' Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan could not have leaked nuclear secrets on his own, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto says. Ms Bhutto said she believed senior government or military figures must have known what was going on. "We believe there's a co...
by Raghz
04 Jan 2004 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 140319

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Originally posted by John Umrao: Not a fault of rediff. We at BR are jingos of the worst kind as our beloved leader Atalji proves when he says. Musharraf Pakistan's biggest leader: Vajpayee. No matter what the thread. Some people are bent upon bringing the current leadership of GOI into it. Read th...
by Raghz
30 Dec 2003 10:37
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Operation Parakram: An Analysis
Replies: 163
Views: 64970

Re: Operation Parakram: An Analysis

Two Op Eds on BRM
Op Ed 1
Op Ed 2
by Raghz
20 Nov 2003 12:38
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Indian Patriotic Songs
Replies: 119
Views: 82235

Re: Indian Patriotic Songs

A link to Musicindiaonline, one of the best websites for on-line Indian Music: Link
by Raghz
02 Sep 2002 22:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 53311

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Originally posted by sbajwa: 1. First beaten by shoes. 2. His Face is blackened. 3. Taken around the whole city on the back of donkey while children dance and make his fun. Gets instant recognition in whole city. 4. Handed over to police., with thousand testimonies. Good. Atleast your suggestion do...
by Raghz
29 Aug 2002 22:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 53311

Re: Women's status in Indian society

I do not understand why people harp upon bollywood for every single social problem. Name a single country in the world where Rape does not occur. In the UK 1 in 10 rapist gets convicted. Rape goes unreported most of the times. If banning films would be the solution, we would have never had the probl...

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