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by Sagar
17 Apr 2009 09:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 360199

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

Vipul wrote:Good guys always finish last.


The loudest have the final say,
The wanton win, the rash hold sway,
The realist's rules of order say
The drunken driver has the right of way.

---Ethan Coen's Poem. For more go to http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103175352
by Sagar
14 Mar 2009 11:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 202887

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

When my father passed away , i have to go to Kurukashetra for final rites. It is there first time i heard Bharat Bhoomi referred as Jambudwipa . Any idea how ancients knew India was kind of huge Island, i mean were Desi living in Matherdesh when India was floating in the Ocean drifting inch by inch...
by Sagar
12 Mar 2009 01:31
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 366089

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Firstly v sudhir garu congrats on becoming a Ph D. Secondly folks watch John Stewart show, there is a jihad going on between Comedy Central and CNBC. Very perceptive of you, Snowgaaru. Both huffington post and Daily Kos have articles that follow up and they do name names. I think that this is the b...
by Sagar
12 Mar 2009 01:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 441305

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Its not limited to mohtarmas anymore! Though not just the diet thing, it appears that americans just don't want to drink water with their food. Whenever I go out to lunch with my co-workers, many of whom are khans, they always grab a cola with their food. Very rare to see them get water. And it is ...
by Sagar
28 Feb 2009 23:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 366089

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Wealth has to be created from something, right? For everything there is a price to pay for. And that is what I mean by transfer. But this is not just a transfer, that's the point. Wealth is created, not just transferred, in the process of taking a raw material and converting it into a finished prod...
by Sagar
18 Feb 2009 02:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 441305

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

G-20 summit may offer ‘grand IMF bargain’ to India, China. that has developed into a recession, particularly in developed countries , including Britain. Brown told a seminar on the G-20 summit last week: “If people feel that the IMF is simply the representative of the richest countries with very li...
by Sagar
18 Feb 2009 01:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 505434

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions-II

In 2005 I traveled by train from Wuhan to Guangdong(Shenzhen). My Chinese interlocutor was curious about the state of trains in India. He was surprised when I mentioned to him that in India most trains of that distance that I was familiar with, were electric rather than the diesel that we were ridin...
by Sagar
08 Feb 2009 05:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290312

Re: Indian Roads Thread

If that was a criterion to stick with then it is clear that at all places within human settlements in India the vehicular traffic will need to be separated from the pedestrian one entirely. This can be done with roads on stilts onlee. :eek: The curb level roads should all be pedestrian onlee. At le...
by Sagar
08 Feb 2009 05:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 505434

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions-II

These are the numbers they pull out of their backsides or some other place. Go back 20 years+. You will find the same 2+ percentage point difference in growth rate of India and China. It is almost as if they look at India's projection, add 2+, and go to town with it. :lol: There is one thing the Ch...
by Sagar
08 Feb 2009 05:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290312

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Harshad wrote:
For the stress that they undergo daily, the crowd manner at ccg or vt is much better.


Almost twenty years ago, on a visit to Palika Bazaar in Delhi my local friend was very critical of the cleanliness. As for me, considering the heavy traffic, the cleanliness was exceptional.
by Sagar
08 Feb 2009 05:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290312

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Discounting cultural aspects to most of our problems would be a mistake IMHO. The cardinal rule that must be followed is : Conclusions (lane markings, road design) must fit the data (cultural traits, road usage, types of vehicles etc.). But in India, in the cities I am aware of, traffic data is bei...
by Sagar
07 Feb 2009 03:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290312

Re: Indian Roads Thread

That is a fantastic idea Sagar. So, following the inclination of users, we would have: 1. Lane markings 1 feet apart, so that the user can pick up any and follow it. 2. Remove the archaic rules like keep left. Drive anywhere. As a consequence, remove all one-way streets. 3. Remove all no parking si...
by Sagar
06 Feb 2009 11:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290312

Re: Indian Roads Thread

No enforcement for driving in lane. In our roads you can pretty much drive anywhere without bothering about the lane markings :D . This usually has better throughput given the heterogenous nature of traffic on Indian roads. JMT. once i asked a rick driver, in casual kannada in bangalore.. why do th...
by Sagar
10 Jan 2009 23:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 360199

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

Believe me. The "Finance" abuse of any statistics is chicken feed compared to what goes on in Economics and other social "sciences". excellent post. You brought out well the deficiencies of models in non-engineering applications. I have never agreed with "Social Studies&quo...
by Sagar
07 Jan 2009 11:05
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 360199

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

Unless you are an Ambani, an MBA is most likely to ensure that you work for someone else.
by Sagar
07 Jan 2009 09:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 441305

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Chineese bubble is gonna burst in few months and by end of this year India will be very attractive for investment. Export driven economies are doomed for the time being as they will shrink drastically . Lets wait for chinese export figures in this quarter . Many many years ago, on "soc.culture...
by Sagar
04 Jan 2009 19:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan
Replies: 1066
Views: 107248

Re: India to consider sending 120,000 troops to Afghanistan

No Kipling. Know Maharajah Ranjit Singh.
Can someone provide a historical background to the Sikhs successful control of Afghanistan.
by Sagar
27 Nov 2008 19:28
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 104770

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

India - Welcome to the big League! If you thought India could gain membership into the G3 and other big offices without being tested, think again! The round the clock TV coverage (using local mumbai Feeds)in the US, and presumably the rest of the world, shows to me that India has arrived. Celebriti...
by Sagar
27 Nov 2008 19:15
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 104770

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

India - Welcome to the big League! If you thought India could gain membership into the G3 and other big offices without being tested, think again! The round the clock TV coverage (using local mumbai Feeds)in the US, and presumably the rest of the world, shows to me that India has arrived. Celebritie...
by Sagar
21 Sep 2007 20:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 70822

anupmisra wrote:
JwalaMukhi wrote:
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Could it be a horn or a conch shell?


May I request you to rewrite "Conch" as Shankh?

Sagar
by Sagar
13 Aug 2005 01:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 99867

the ideal 'model' to apply is consider Pak as just another province of PRC. A rational PRC then has to make the assumption that no matter what, TSP will not be allowed in the future bite the hand that feeds it. A TSP dominant subcontinent is PRC's nightmare. What guarantees this? I mean, the curren...
by Sagar
12 Aug 2005 23:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 99867

Singha wrote:the ideal 'model' to apply is consider Pak as just another province of PRC.


A rational PRC then has to make the assumption that no matter what, TSP will not be allowed in the future bite the hand that feeds it. A TSP dominant subcontinent is PRC's nightmare.
by Sagar
09 Mar 2005 21:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 720
Views: 149318

The discovery of carbon nanotubes by the institute has been patented. "We are developing a technology for the future with nanotechnologies," he said. Is that true?Carbon nanotubes are discovered/invented at IISc? If true, wow. I suppose you will also be pleased to know that Al Gore invented Interne...
by Sagar
10 Jun 2004 22:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1162
Views: 85993

Re: Indian Health Care Industry

Fact: A cousin of mine (in her mid fifties), moved to Toronto about 18 months ago. She had a good life in Gurgaon but believed that things could only get better in Canada. The medical system of Canada was also a great allure. After about a year, she started experiencing stomach pain and was prescrib...
by Sagar
12 Feb 2004 01:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 71715

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

[QB] The world is currently undergoing a major shift in global geo-political alignment. After that alignment is complete the new broad based agreements will be negotiated and signed ( after 5-10 years).[QB] Acharya, May be you should start a new thread on this. Are there any LEADING indicators that ...
by Sagar
12 Feb 2004 01:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 71715

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

The world is currently undergoing a major shift in global geo-political alignment. After that alignment is complete the new broad based agreements will be negotiated and signed ( after 5-10 years).[QB]
Acharya:
by Sagar
30 Apr 2003 04:04
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 43073

Re: Shaping Reality: India vs. China

Your assumption is that the mistaken impression about India exists because of ignorance. Hence more information can correct it. Your assumption may be wrong. Also, reality cannot be shaped. But perceptions can be shaped. Your focus on shaping perceptions gives the audience more credit than due. Why ...
by Sagar
11 Feb 2003 00:14
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 122166

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Originally posted by shiv: It has a rechrageable lithium battery that lasts 8 hours and is easliy replaceable - unlike the Lead-Acid batteries apparently supplied with some imported units. The set up can be carried by 3 men on backpacks. Speaking of lithium batteries..... Shiv, could you please e-m...
by Sagar
17 May 2001 08:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India and the NMD-2
Replies: 66
Views: 26197

Re: India and the NMD-2

I like the use of 'knowledgeable circles' by Raghavan - it means that all those who oppose his views are illiterates!!!? <P>Anyway, it is true that the basic premise of the NMD is still being intensely debated in the US. However, it is useless to rant and rave against India as we are not even periph...
by Sagar
13 Apr 2001 06:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21927

Re: Census India - 2001

Imtiaz,<P>The migration into West Bengal is not a hypothesis but a reality and again I have no hard data but first hand impressions while travelling through different parts. The Biharis are located mostly in urban areas and some in border areas, the Nepali migrate to the Northern areas and the tea g...
by Sagar
13 Apr 2001 06:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21927

Re: Census India - 2001

I am quite intrigued by the above statement. Do you have any anectodal information if not actual data to support your<BR> observation? Even from your "Bihar-heard on the street" technique, have you actually heard of accounts like "the Thakurs and<BR> the Yadavs fight here often. The Yadavs usually g...
by Sagar
12 Apr 2001 07:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21927

Re: Census India - 2001

You *seem* to imply that there is some deliberate concerted strategy by some groups to increase their numbers relative to other groups. I<BR> am still not clear how this can be/is done. <P> It is true that groups may get more political leverage if their numbers increase. It may even be true that oth...
by Sagar
11 Apr 2001 01:55
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21927

Re: Census India - 2001

Imtiaz,<P>I think both Sandeep and Raghu has covered why caste and communal rivlary is one of the reasons that population planning is not working in some areas. Among the Northern states it has worked in Punjab, Haryana and HP where I believe such rivalries are much less or are gradually slowing dow...
by Sagar
09 Apr 2001 04:02
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21927

Re: Census India - 2001

Imtiaz,<P>Let me state for a fact that the rivalry between different caste and communal groups is for a definite part one of the factors for the population explosion in the Northern states. The decision is not made at the family unit level but at the level of the caste or communal leadership level. ...
by Sagar
08 Apr 2001 11:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21927

Re: Census India - 2001

Imtiaz,<P>We have already gone over the Bengal scenario. While it is true that the kind of poverty that exists in Bihar or Orissa is absent in Bengal and we also do not have the kind of disparities that is there in Mh and Guj - supposedly rich states with a great deal of poverty in certain regions, ...
by Sagar
05 Jan 2001 04:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 42872

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

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by Sagar
18 Oct 2000 08:59
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The State of Indian Science
Replies: 30
Views: 16721

Re: The State of Indian Science

Kamban's reply should go down as how not to think about the 'Problems of Indian science'.<BR>It is so superficial and oversimplistic with his added theories about software professionals that it is almost hilarious. I hope our national planners are not thinking along the same lines. Or are they?? Jay...
by Sagar
08 Jul 2000 05:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 24679

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Yikes!!!<P>Kanak,<P>We are discussing disaster management. Nobody is demanding that we take a few nukes and run towards the border. So relax.<BR>*****<P>Such a disaster management team and plan if put in place will be able to function under other conditions as well e.g. earthquakes, cyclones, etc.<P...
by Sagar
07 Jul 2000 21:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 24679

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Somnath,<P>In that case we need to move our financial and commercial centers away from Mumbai. You see the pervert Generals of TSP or the jihadi monkeys may not listen to common sense and rational human behaviour i.e if we can call them human at all. <P>What Sunil and Shiv are discussing is disaster...
by Sagar
06 Jul 2000 00:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust
Replies: 89
Views: 24679

Re: Bombing Bombay? - Study of n-holocaust

Ramanujam,<P>The topic was debated thoroughly after the 98 tests. Ofcourse there is no harm in debating it again. <P>The effect of such pieces were quite different from what was anticipated. When Outlook magazine (once a shrill opponent of the tests) asked a Bombay resident if she supported the test...

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