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by ratnendrap
21 Sep 2007 19:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 356220

Anyone with modicum of curiosity and and a little understanding of economics and finance would have understood this all along. The question for likes of outlook and other in media is why they have been misleading people of India with wrong information about state of Indian Railway all these days and...
by ratnendrap
10 Feb 2007 00:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 284450

In a country that does not have adequate consumer protection built into market and legal system, life can be tough. There is very little legal framework to enforce service level agreements (stated or implied). The distance between corporations and consumers are wide particularly where the seller has...
by ratnendrap
08 Feb 2007 05:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 284450

The points I am making are very few: 1. The documents on NHAI website indicate that width of lane of indian highways is 3.625 m. 2. Unless supply is enough to meet the demand, there will be chaos and indiscipline. If you pack 100 people in room for 20, my best wishes if you are looking for a discipl...
by ratnendrap
06 Feb 2007 23:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 284450

Road discipline or lack of it is secondry to design issues with highways. An argument can be made (though in theoritical sense) that lack of road discipline may lead to optimal utilization of resources. Accidents happen where the traffic is very disciplined just as they happens where there is no dis...
by ratnendrap
04 Feb 2007 13:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 284450

As per tender documents and drawings available at nhai.org site, the NHAI designed highways have carriageways (two lanes) of 7.25 meter width in each direction. This means that each lane is about 3.62 meter (~12 feet) wide - sounds about same as the width of the riding lanes of US interstate highway...
by ratnendrap
24 May 2003 22:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 55446

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Originally posted by acharya: Are all punjabis under suryavanshi clans? This is from Paki website about the composition of Punjabi Tribe population. I am not sure how accurate it is. Ratnendra Pandey ==xx== http://www.geocities.com/pak_history/punjabis.html LEADING TRIBES OF PUNJAB AND THEIR ORIGIN...
by ratnendrap
24 May 2003 20:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 55446

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Let me share the name Haryana is derived. Harayana = Hari + Aranya Aranya in sanskrit means a Forest or Garden. Thus Haryan means the Forest or Garden of Hari (the lord Krishna). Some ther names of places using Aranya are: Champaran (Bihar) Namisharanya (UP). Also, folks is it possible to compile a ...
by ratnendrap
24 May 2003 18:46
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 55446

Re: Histories of Cities in India

What is pre-islamic name of Punjab? Sapta Sindu is very ancinent. Anything in between?
Sincerely,
Ratnendra Pandey
by ratnendrap
24 May 2003 18:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 55446

Re: Histories of Cities in India

More on Multan: http://www.bartleby.com/65/mu/Multan.html ==xx== Multan (mltän´) (KEY) , city (1998 pop. 1,182,441), E central Pakistan, in the Punjab, near the Chenab River. It is an important road and rail junction, an agricultural center, and a market for textiles, leather goods, and other produc...
by ratnendrap
23 May 2003 05:50
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 55446

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Originally posted by Vasu: Yes Ratnendra, a lot of women with the name Sati did not immolate themselves, but it is widely attributed that the immolation by Sati, the wife of Shiva is the mythological history of this practice. The word in itself does not imply that meaning. It is the practice i was ...
by ratnendrap
22 May 2003 10:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 55446

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Originally posted by sbajwa: Mohali, Kharar are on the southern edge of chandigarh, Panchkula, Pinjore on the northern edge in Haryana while even Himachal pradesh is looking up to setup a similar cities on the periphery of chandigarh (baddi, hmt, parwanoo) You are stretching Chandigarh a little too...
by ratnendrap
22 May 2003 10:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 55446

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Originally posted by Vasu: And this is also the history of Sati, the practice.[/URL] Are you very sure of what you say about Sati above? The word "sati" is very general word and simply means that woman has wholly sumbmitted her to the well being of her husband. Like Sait Savitri, Sati Ansuia... Sat...
by ratnendrap
22 May 2003 08:55
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 55446

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Originally posted by sbajwa: Amritsar - Ramdaspur (established by Guru Ramdas, fourth sikh Guru) Lahore - Lavpur (established by the son of Ramchandar named Lav) Kasur - Kushpur (brother of lav named kush established this city) Peshawar = Pushpapur Ludhiana = Lodhi aana (i.e. invasion of Ibrahim Lo...
by ratnendrap
22 May 2003 08:46
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 55446

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Originally posted by VickersB: Panchkula and Mohali do actually fall into the new city category as they have their own civic setup (Panchkula is now a district - where as previously Panchkula itself fell under the Ambala court system and dist.) I think instead of counting cities, it would make bett...

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