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by Sridhar K
03 Jun 2019 20:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474312

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Chai wala info is that Goyal is not hands on and more marketing focused and does not listen to good advise. Perhaps being from Private sector does not trust Babus even if they are good. So people have learnt to play along. Similar feedback on Suresh Prabhu as well. Difference with Modi generally or ...
by Sridhar K
03 Jun 2019 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26347

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

As Aditya mentioned, this Tambrahm driven out of TN is being overplayed as evidenced by the # of Brahmin in the cities, the income levels of Brahmins (who do actual Brahmin work for a living) nowadays or no of Tambrahm in this very forum currently living in TN or at least have their families in TN. ...
by Sridhar K
03 Jun 2019 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26347

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Magi Your last point and posting the WhatsApp forward that came today in my school group. A translation of Tony Josephs farticle in the Hindu from 2017 on how genetics is settling the debate on AIT and why Brahmins and BJP are worried. This is being rehashed today with Tamil translation push the nar...
by Sridhar K
02 Jun 2019 23:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474312

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

VSunder Saar My relative working in Goyals adda does not have much good words to say about him and your post on the reality of some of the advertised progress is not surprising based on what I heard from her. Before anybody question her political affiliations, she is as Sanghi as it can get. Project...
by Sridhar K
30 May 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92659

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Met my father's cousin who retired from Pigeons Adda. He was the one who told me that Modi Shah will come back with some gr8 slog over hitting. He gave a surprising tit bid that 60 PC of babudom is pro modi which was surprising to me. He apparently did Japa 3 hrs daily for Modi victory over the elec...
by Sridhar K
24 May 2019 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26347

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

From the Twitter thread with other brfites On every problem, the DMK eco system successfully built a narrative that 1. EPS Govt is a modi proxy and all shortcomings of the state Govt is attributable to Modi. 2. Every issue genuine/bogus is handiwork of BJP who is out to bring TN down. 1/2 Despite be...
by Sridhar K
24 May 2019 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92659

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

KA has had bjp govt well before 2014 I believe. also not much prone to the Ararararaa EJ nonsense and rice bag convertism nor the high funda "we are more intellectual onlee" posturing of KL/WB neither the dravida politics and caste wars of TN. in that sense KA is a core central indian hin...
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92659

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BJPs wins just hit 272 with 30 more leads
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92659

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

enna saar achu namma naadu ku? Didn't expect such a verdict for DMK. Tell me about it. Not sure what the makkal are thinking. Some Kongu belt guys from my team are stating that more than a vote for DMK it is against ADMK/Edapadi as he has turned cold to Gaunders on Caste related issues apart from b...
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92659

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

pankajs wrote:Folks too early to celebrate ... wait till 1 pm at the least.

Moderate the josh .. have some hosh.

+1
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92659

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Atmavik wrote:
Sridhar K wrote:Who said it is not a wave election. Anti Namo wave in TN KL and AP and a TsuNaMo everywhere else


NDA getting 5 in Telangana


Now TG is not AP saar. I am really upset about how the Anti NaMo propaganda led by DMk social media eco system has succeeded in TN
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92659

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Who said it is not a wave election. Anti Namo wave in TN KL and AP and a TsuNaMo everywhere else
by Sridhar K
23 May 2019 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92659

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The %of votes counted is apparently 6% only. Long way to hold. BJP will lose only
by Sridhar K
22 May 2019 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469714

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Rupa Subramanya ‏ Verified account @rupasubramanya Follow Follow @rupasubramanya More Rupa Subramanya Retweeted Dr.C.M.Upadhyay If exit polls were true about a massive BJP victory, why would CBI issue a clean to the Yadavs? Chatter among some of the faithful by tying up some recent developments lik...
by Sridhar K
22 May 2019 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757780

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

I just missed seeing the launch but saw the vapor trail post the launch from MIT ground in Chromepet, Chennai
by Sridhar K
21 May 2019 16:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474312

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Knew of dead zones in WR/CR but was unaware of dead zones in AC traction though was intrigued by the signs. Also used to wonder if those WCAMs on CR went beyond Igatpuri. Thanks for the clarifications. One question though on whether WCAM hauling Rajdhanis hauled the rakes all the way to Delhi or whe...
by Sridhar K
02 May 2019 15:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474312

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yes, the whole derail thing is a bit overblown but Mr Manis blog also subtly indicated the lack of progress on Train 20 due to vested interest. I guess they are all waiting for 23rd May to see which direction the wind is blowing
by Sridhar K
02 May 2019 14:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474312

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Turf battle derails future of Train 18 While the first train set, christened the Vande Bharat Express and flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been running successfully for over 16 hours a day between New Delhi and Varanasi since February 2019, a spat over protocol among officers of the...
by Sridhar K
27 Apr 2019 22:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474312

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Thanks for reminding. Yes it was mixed gauge track then.

Hopefully the third track gets commissioned soon and they could increase the frequency especially with the circular railway getting completely electrified. The progress on IR under Modi Govt has been very good and is very visible in TN.
by Sridhar K
27 Apr 2019 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474312

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

This is a very old project and going at snails pace. My daily commute from 2011 to 2016 was along the route. The elevated structure is done from velachery end to Adambakkam till the last 1 kms which was stuck on land acquisitions issues. I infer that it is sorted out and work on the elevated statio...
by Sridhar K
27 Apr 2019 19:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474312

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

A question for vsunder Sir or anyone familiar with Chennai suburban railway network. Wouldn't it make more sense for Southern Railway to operate Gummidipoondi/Tada suburban trains from Fort Station. The present arrangement of operating from Moore Market Complex results in suburban trains crossing w...
by Sridhar K
19 Apr 2019 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469714

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

My sister lives in Bangalore. She transferred her voter ID to Bang this year through the online process. Her name was in showing in the Karnataka EC site but not in the National site. When she went to vote at BTM booth near her flat, the local official could not trace her in the list and asked to tr...
by Sridhar K
14 Apr 2019 16:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469714

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

rhytha, Polimer seems okay too, just for news reporting, at least. Not sure who owns it though. Everyone has a channel :) A rare real news channel in today's time. Though I am skeptical on NDA getting 50% in TN, I sincerely hope that I am wrong. One thing I find is that common man has more apprecia...
by Sridhar K
14 Apr 2019 14:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469714

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Arshyam, my colleague from Theni who is well connected to the polity there confirms that OPS son will loose as the TTV person is likely to split or even may win. It seems OPS unlike EPS has done nothing for the constituency and people are having the choicest words for OPS. With EPS talking control, ...
by Sridhar K
14 Apr 2019 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469714

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

On TN, JJs Goodwill has been lost despite much better governance by EPS due to continuous propaganda by DMk Eco system which is much powerful than even the con eco system in other states. The ADMK cadre votes are split by TTV. My personal estimate is 3-8 seats Max for NDA in TN, primarily from Kongu...
by Sridhar K
04 Apr 2019 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469714

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I travel quite a bit around North and eastern TN over the weekends and can confirm the impact of PMs gram Sadak yojana and there are boards indicating it as well. I used to wonder where all the Swach Bharat cess goes until I got to see the documents from our municipality in Sub urban chennai which o...
by Sridhar K
01 Apr 2019 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414490

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Karan Saar
You should be on twitter if not already. Considering that we were expecting a PAF retaliation after Balakot, did PAF catch us by surprise but our superior training helped us to handle it and unfortunately F16 go shot after crossing the loc,?
by Sridhar K
01 Apr 2019 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414490

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

One more thread on the battle by Sameer Joshi on twitter shared by Rohitvats
Clicky
by Sridhar K
01 Apr 2019 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642982

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.opindia.com/2019/03/the-print-article-by-shekhar-gupta-on-air-battle-after-balakot-airstrikes-peddles-faulty-analysis-half-truths-and-whole-lies/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Sridhar, does this mean I am off the hook for the Swarajya article? I was caught up in the middle of work relat...
by Sridhar K
28 Mar 2019 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414490

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Karan M wrote:Wow. :eek: Thanks sir. Hopefully, enough guys see it to understand not to take anything our DDM puts out at face value.


Saar, Amar from Swarajya is interested. Is there a way he can contact you or you can reach him at amar@swarajyamag.com
by Sridhar K
28 Mar 2019 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414490

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Neela wrote:KaranM , please put it out to Swarajyamag


Amar from Swarajya is interested. Is there a way he can contact Karan?

Added later
Karan Saar
Can you pls contact amar@swarajyamag.com
by Sridhar K
28 Mar 2019 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414490

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Team bhp thread on Indian aircraft has BR members/lurkers calling out Couptas agenda and asking people to visit BRF. I added the link to Karan s post shared in Twitter by Ramana Garu
by Sridhar K
25 Mar 2019 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188484

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Any reason why China does not sell J10s to China so that they can repaint them as F10s
by Sridhar K
25 Mar 2019 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414490

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

All these years of lurking in BR has taught me that Attacking Srinagar or Valley is Haram, while attacking Jammu Naushera is Kosher. In fact their choice of target was not even surprising for a strategically and military challenged nanha Abdul like me. So their target was always Indian military inst...
by Sridhar K
20 Mar 2019 20:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 503
Views: 66607

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

There is a good review of Ather on team bhp recently Ather Review Quality has various dimensions. Safety, build, reliability, serviceability etc. Safety wise Marutis barring Brezza are Alkhalids while from a reliability perspective, engines are pretty decent. Clutch, transmission, brake pads, suspen...
by Sridhar K
19 Mar 2019 15:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3386
Views: 474312

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Background on the bogies of T18 by Sudhanshu Mani in his blog. Also covers transformers and power
http://anindecisiveindian.blogspot.com/?m=1#

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