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by hanumadu
30 Apr 2017 14:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 513
Views: 55066

Re: Analyzing CPEC

KKH in winter.
by hanumadu
30 Apr 2017 13:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 513
Views: 55066

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Yusuf Unjhawala ‏Verified account @YusufDFI Yusuf Unjhawala Retweeted Ninjamonkey Banter aside at best Pak will cede GB to China. Beyond that it will become a game which Pak excels, extorting superpowers with blackmail Never thought of this possibility, what if pakis use PoK as collateral for their...
by hanumadu
30 Apr 2017 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 513
Views: 55066

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Even with that upgrade, it can handle one ship load, only one ship load, over 35 days.
by hanumadu
28 Apr 2017 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 126
Views: 4955

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

The chinese look down on the other SE Asians. The rest of the SE Asians have no problem mixing among them selves and being friends with each other like the vietnamese, phillippinos, thais etc. But the chinese seem to make it a point to let others know they are chinese and openly indicate they are no...
by hanumadu
27 Apr 2017 12:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167272

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Thanks Suraj. One more link.

http://www.platts.com/news-feature/2017/metals/india-steel/index


India’s overall finished steel output over April-January was only 82.87 million mt, equivalent to 68% of installed steel capacity of 122 million mt/year.
by hanumadu
27 Apr 2017 12:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167272

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Why are the loans taken by steel companies still NPAs?
by hanumadu
27 Apr 2017 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 513
Views: 55066

Re: Analyzing CPEC

by hanumadu
27 Apr 2017 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 513
Views: 55066

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Is the KKH now all weather? They seem to have built a road around the abbottabad lake using tunnels. Can it be reliably used to transport people and goods?
by hanumadu
27 Apr 2017 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 513
Views: 55066

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Well, it depends on how much China is investing in this OBOR. For an economy of its size, it will most likely not bankrupt them. I am just questioning the benefits. As per generating credit, china has one thing going for it and that is its exports. Its like google. Its search engine revenues fund al...
by hanumadu
27 Apr 2017 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 513
Views: 55066

Re: Analyzing CPEC

China is known to build colossal boondoggles. May be china knows what it is doing, but if we do not see logic or economic reason behind, we should point it out.
by hanumadu
27 Apr 2017 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 513
Views: 55066

Re: Analyzing CPEC

LIke the article says, the rail network won't scale up even for one container ship load of goods. Imagine hundreds of ship loads. Why would China want to export jobs to other countries? It's not as if its own people are all gainfully employed. It lied about reducing its production of coal and steel ...
by hanumadu
25 Apr 2017 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 513
Views: 55066

Re: Analyzing CPEC

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/business/article/2089507/puffing-across-one-belt-one-road-rail-route-nowhere By the time it does pull into Yiwu, the train will have completed an epic journey, chugging 12,000km across nine countries in 18 days, with multiple stops along the way to switch locomotives a...
by hanumadu
24 Apr 2017 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

UlanBatori wrote:
hanumadu wrote:I will provide data for my assertions once you start providing for yours.

Ah! I thought so. A loooong wait that would be. :mrgreen:


You want data but won't give any.
by hanumadu
24 Apr 2017 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Gus wrote:Everyone has that clever by half friend who basically explains away everything as 'that was my plan all along. You won't understand'.

The types who slip and fall and then say they ducked something and others are stupid not to see what he saw


:rotfl:
by hanumadu
24 Apr 2017 03:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

In their 2011-2012 Economic Outlook for Arizona, Eller College economists note the "enormous inventory of vacant housing," which would take years to fill even at boom-time population growth rates. The housing glut is evident in Maricopa, where, beyond the empty lots, you'll find dozens of...
by hanumadu
24 Apr 2017 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

I will provide data for my assertions once you start providing for yours.
by hanumadu
24 Apr 2017 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

A full scale syrian war did not happen because the staunchest of Trump's supporters opposed it. Except the establishment, none was in favour of the syrian war and they dared not do it. Trump buckled and did an about turn on almost everything because his billions are at stake. If he goes against the ...
by hanumadu
23 Apr 2017 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

I have a single point fix...if the usa makes university education free for those with family income below 60k and highly subsidized for those 60k to 120k and puts a cap on fees for those above 120k ie govt subsidizes for all rather than penalizing the well off. This is probably the european approac...
by hanumadu
23 Apr 2017 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People The only way this is going to stop is when the wages are the same across the world. Until then outsourcing will keep killing the industry in high wage countries. Wait till third world countries acquire the skills and technologies that a...
by hanumadu
21 Apr 2017 23:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 590
Views: 31884

Re: Indian IT Industry

Indian IT firms may face layoffs due to H-1B visa curbs: Assocham Nearly 86 per cent of the H-1B visas issued for workers in the computer space go to Indians and this figure is now sure to be scaled down to about 60 per cent or even less, the paper said. This used to be less than 70% a few year ago...
by hanumadu
21 Apr 2017 20:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 590
Views: 31884

Re: Indian IT Industry

Severe risk of downturn and layoffs is gathering steam on the horizon. There are hardly any jobs to move and this sword of Damocles hanging on everyones head especially the ones who are in mid level management with no hard skills left in the resume. The distant fear of this IT party getting over so...
by hanumadu
20 Apr 2017 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

UlanBatori wrote:
A History professor was on MSNBC

Enuf said. Another one temporarily taking a rest after giving Expert Predictions of the 2016 Election.


This guy predicted Trump win and apparently all other elections before.
by hanumadu
20 Apr 2017 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Is Pence expecting that Trump won't finish his term... and therefore preparing himself to finish the term as President, and get re-elected in 2020? A History professor was on MSNBC saying Trump may be impeached and its a Republican dream to see Mike Pence and Paul Ryan as President-VP. Actually the...
by hanumadu
20 Apr 2017 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3802
Views: 279040

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

A some what decent standard of education is maintained up till the top 100 US Univs. Let us assume top 200 univs are good. The good ones who don't want to dilute their standards take 20-30 may be 50 foreign students every every in computer science. If the criteria that H1s will not be given to just ...
by hanumadu
17 Apr 2017 06:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397404

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/post-demon-80lakh-more-people-being-assessed-tax-chief/articleshow/58168075.cms As the taxman became proactive after demonetization, the number of people being assessed have risen by 80 lakh. "This increases the taxpayers' base in the country by 2...
by hanumadu
16 Apr 2017 21:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3556
Views: 169797

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

The badminton scene in India is becoming Hyderabad heavy. Hope academies at other places step up.
by hanumadu
16 Apr 2017 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397404

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Not as much as I had hoped for but still good. Looks like the tax evaders have to be brought into the tax net kicking and screaming.

Even if each of the new assesses pay 10000 rs as tax on an average that is 80,000 cr. That's 6,000 km of 4 lane expressways.
by hanumadu
14 Apr 2017 16:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167272

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

About time. What took so long after first saying to encourage palm oil production in India to curb imports. Where are they going to find land for palm oil cultivation? In Malaysia and Indonesia, Palm oil plantations are one of the biggest causes of rainforest destruction. They are talking about was...
by hanumadu
13 Apr 2017 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 2659
Views: 115786

Re: Understanding US thread-III

For now the US (Trump matters no more. Its all deep state only now) are forced to shelve any war against Syria because the public opinion is against it. The media is still trying to spin the cruise missile attack as a great step but the public is not buying it. The contrast between Modi and Trump is...
by hanumadu
12 Apr 2017 22:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167272

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Doordarshan Kisan‏ @DDKisanChannel 4h4 hours ago More RT @DG_PIB: #Cabinet approves measures to increase oil palm area & production in India. @PIB_India @pibhindi @PIBHomeAffairs @AgriGoI pic.twitter.com/LaEzrtjAjO About time. What took so long after first saying to encourage palm oil productio...
by hanumadu
10 Apr 2017 14:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3556
Views: 169797

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Only Nishikori is in top 10. Wawrinka is 6.0, not as tall, still in my range. And his success is lesser than the others. Murray is a big, big server. Djokovic not so. But still better than the shorter players. There will be an occasional shorter player who will do well, but they are few in number. ...
by hanumadu
10 Apr 2017 03:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3556
Views: 169797

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Some top players imo out of your range - Wawrinka, Nishikori, Goffin and Nishioka (still to establlish, but good game). Like I said, big serves are better countered by standing a bit far. Almost everyone I know does this. Only exception I remember is federer. The same racket tech that allows to ser...
by hanumadu
10 Apr 2017 01:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 3556
Views: 169797

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

6-1 to 6-4 seems to be an ideal height for tennis. There is only one sub 6 player in top 10 and this is probably true for the last several years. And Nishikori hasn't even won a ATP 1000 yet, let alone a grand slam. Racket technology has affected the big servers so much so serve and volley is out of...
by hanumadu
07 Apr 2017 16:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167272

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The promoters are refusing to take a hair cut (reduction in stake) in the said companies so that some of the debt could be converted to equity by the banks. Probably they are hopeful of a turnaround or plain stupid. Steel and power are the two sectors which are most affected. There is a glut in stee...
by hanumadu
05 Apr 2017 19:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7272
Views: 397404

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

We are into April now. The govt should now come out with how much was declared as black money under PMGKY.
by hanumadu
04 Apr 2017 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 3024
Views: 413340

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

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Final Operational Clearance for the HAL Tejas is now in sight Goods news is to be expected soon.
by hanumadu
01 Apr 2017 17:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167272

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Seeking information. Is India the only large economy that did not partake in QE, Quantitative Easing or did it? Many thanks in advance. Not exactly an answer to your question, but some what related. http://www.businesstoday.in/current/world/india-announces-more-contribution-for-debt-wracked-eurozon...
by hanumadu
01 Apr 2017 17:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 2904
Views: 167272

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Supratik wrote:Nominal GDP at 2.6 trillion at end of fin 17. Per capita around 2000.


They are a bit on the high side, I think. End of fin 17 would be March 17 for India. I don't think we got there already. End of 2017, like Karthik said, we will be there.

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