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by Rishirishi
15 Nov 2017 04:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4543
Views: 392343

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Before loans are given out, shouldn't there be a credit rating system in place to encourage responsible borrowers and track the defaulters? All those political "loan melas" in the past handed out free money to people with no intention of paying the money back. Perhaps things will be done ...
by Rishirishi
14 Nov 2017 04:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4543
Views: 392343

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I would like to point out that manufacturing capability is not what makes a nation. Indian companies could 10fold the production within a few years. The whole game is about creating the DEMAND and market for those products. So how do you create domestic demand?? By letting people borrow at a low int...
by Rishirishi
03 Nov 2017 06:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48233

Re: Solar energy in India

Dispatchable 24 hour Solar electricity cost in Chile has fallen to US Cents 5 per kWh (in last month) using a combination of CSP and PV. This model may not be repeatable elsewhere as Chile has benefit of max sunlight in a day in the world in certain areas. But this indicates cost of US cents 6-8 pe...
by Rishirishi
03 Nov 2017 05:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1316
Views: 141620

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Austin wrote:Russia’s Gazprom To Help Build Iran-India Gas Pipeline

https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News ... eline.html


With all that cheap solar and wind power, does India really need this energy source ?
by Rishirishi
27 Oct 2017 05:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7670
Views: 512795

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Are we going to experiance capitalflight now ? https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/indians-now-no-2-in-london-realty-deals/articleshow/61192425.cms between August 2016 and July 2017, Indian participation amounted to 22 per cent of all real estate transactions in prime centra...
by Rishirishi
14 Oct 2017 02:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4543
Views: 392343

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

There's an article on troll.in not linking it here but it's a report after meeting steel traders in bombay. Buggers used to do large chunk of transactions in cash and outside of billing and legal scrutiny. All that tax evasion and now due to the input tax credit system everything is talked right fr...
by Rishirishi
12 Oct 2017 03:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7670
Views: 512795

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Well, the problems with Indian economy are well understood - Land, Labor and infrastructure. Both UPA2 and NDA2 have chosen to focus on the third problem- Infrastructure in full gusto! Benefits of infrastructure would achieve full flow only if the other two, the land and he labor, are also reformed...
by Rishirishi
04 Oct 2017 04:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 419
Views: 33277

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

arrey, no saar, i meant 25KWh battery won't be enough for for a 20km commute and weekend charging system. for better perspective i own a spiffy spanking new accord hybrid, batteries alone weigh 200 kgs the size of rear seat, fully charged, it runs max 5km when petrol engine kick in to take over the...
by Rishirishi
04 Oct 2017 04:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2054
Views: 177050

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I heard simmilar stories when they were building the Delhi metro. It can be done, people will litter it down, it is uneconomical. For the Delhi Agra Highway i heard the same lame stories. Delhi metro is not as well maintained as the Singapore one, but it is still a world class service. Same goes for...
by Rishirishi
04 Oct 2017 03:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4543
Views: 392343

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

It is very hard to estimate such things. One has to consider issues like peek load, error corrections, population, etc. To fire the people may not be the answer if it was caused by a lot of unknown factors. Actually they will have learned some valuable lessons. This is akin to economic sabotage. No ...
by Rishirishi
22 Sep 2017 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 122
Views: 16965

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussio

An essential move. So many countries have ended up with military governments. First officers are cultivated. Their kids are offered places at University. They are fed propoganda. The rest of the story er all know.
by Rishirishi
11 Sep 2017 05:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 547
Views: 47864

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

vijayk wrote:July data - 97,000 crores taxes paid

Guess what? Refund claims of 60,000 crores... Govt. is shocked. I think we are heading for a disaster


That sounds normal.
by Rishirishi
04 Sep 2017 05:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4543
Views: 392343

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

If not paying taxes makes money "efficient" (whatever that means), then the Pakistani economy should be beating hollow the Indian economy. The joke is that "market efficiency" doesn't mean that money works better. It simply means that "prices always fully reflect available ...
by Rishirishi
26 Aug 2017 03:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2054
Views: 177050

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

This is the first I'm hearing of BKC being Mumbai's city center, whatever that is. Meanwhile Phadnavis is being too Chankian for his own good. He suggests an alternative plot in Dharavi, knowing fully well that it would require thousands of slums to be demolished and lakhs of people rehabilitated. ...
by Rishirishi
25 Aug 2017 01:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India in Afghanistan
Replies: 48
Views: 3060

Re: India in Afghanistan

Posting Indian on TSP's eastern front gives them the jolt. I heard a US military analyst suggesting that India be allowed to post 50K Indian soldiers along the Durrand line. It is the ultimate TSP blackmail by the US. Remember that the situation would be very different from Kashmir, as the soldiers ...
by Rishirishi
25 Aug 2017 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 760726

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

A rising number of young Chinese people are failing fitness tests required to join the army because they are too fat and masturbate too much, state media has proclaimed. A rising number of young Chinese people are failing fitness tests required to join the army because they are too fat and masturba...
by Rishirishi
23 Aug 2017 04:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1064
Views: 85830

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

The construction industry has always been driven by speculation. Typically people would book flats at a discount hoping to sell them off when they were built. The promoters got cheap finance and reduced the risk. It has worked well for many people. I feel there is nothing wrong with this practice, a...
by Rishirishi
23 Aug 2017 04:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48233

Re: Solar energy in India

Batteries of electric cars can work well with Renewable sources as they can top off when power is surplus/available. I think by 2021 we will have at least 2 million all electric cars joining the fleet with growth rate of 33% per annum for atleast 10 years. It will become difficult to sustain Crude ...
by Rishirishi
22 Aug 2017 03:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48233

Re: Solar energy in India

Hi Rishi, The CSP plant really is designed for the last 25% to 30%. Where daily storage and seasonal storage and yes 24 hours dispatchable become more important. Which is what Gyan and I were batting back and forth. Esp. what the ultimate cost number can be, based on materials and ultimate cost red...
by Rishirishi
21 Aug 2017 01:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48233

Re: Solar energy in India

My personal view is that PV + CSP Solar giving 24 hours power will not go below US 6 Cents per kwh until at least 2030 or ever. But I will be very happy for India if proved completely wrong Fourtunately we do not need 24hours of linar solar power supply. We need less electricity during evening and ...
by Rishirishi
18 Aug 2017 04:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48233

Re: Solar energy in India

True but the calculation is that for a normal house there will be only 8 units surplus per day at the most and the board only pays 3.25 rs per unit for supplying into grid for excess so let's say it is 10k worth electricity per year. To be fair breaking even in 10 years is not bad either and they r...
by Rishirishi
17 Aug 2017 03:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48233

Re: Solar energy in India

That's good news. I remember the time when roof top solar water heater prices toppled. We installed it some 15 years back and got a 0% interest loan from HDFC to cover it. Many independent row houses in Bangalore residential areas have it now. A 2KW for 78k is already quite affordable. Last time I ...
by Rishirishi
14 Aug 2017 03:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 760726

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

We need to achieve air superiority over Tibetan air space with in the first 24 hours. While MKI and Mirage 2000 can take care of their fighters. We should use Jags to destroy their radar coverage and SAM threats. After that we should pound the PLA with PGMs before even IA visits them. Key strategy ...
by Rishirishi
14 Aug 2017 03:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4543
Views: 392343

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015



The greatest dividende of the demonetisation was giving hope back to Indias. Making the high and mighty desperate, brought back a sense of justace.
by Rishirishi
05 Aug 2017 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 760726

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

I think this must be viewed in a greater context. First it was the south China sea, then Japan and now Bhutan. It is somewhat likely that India has USA, Japanease and even Russia backing, as these countries do not like the idea of a China which is a bully. If China backs off, they risk loosing their...
by Rishirishi
01 Aug 2017 02:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1455
Views: 89015

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Even a nominal rate of 100/day will dissuade a few people. this can be progressively increased. As long as people see that the money raised is used for public good, there will be some acceptance. In Mumbai some 85% of the public is using public transport and the 15% of car owners are eating up all ...
by Rishirishi
01 Aug 2017 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 760726

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

I think neither side wants a conflict. It's simply not worth it. China is just testing Indian response. That is it.

As this has become an media issue, they will have to figure a way out.
by Rishirishi
21 Jul 2017 18:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4543
Views: 392343

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Infrastructure upgrade for Pune: City has planned a Rs 75000 cr revamp investments of Rs 65,000 crore lined up over the next five to six years on the construction of a new airport, a new Metro link, and a Ring Road, among other projects. Taken together with the Rs10,000 crore that has been committe...
by Rishirishi
21 Jul 2017 18:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48233

Re: Solar energy in India

This article gives an idea of current costs. As per my calculation the cost of setting up 24/7 thermal solar plant is US$ 8 million per megawatt. I expect it to fall to US$ 5 million by the time technology is standardised by China as it completes it own 1000 MW thermal solar initiative. https://ars...
by Rishirishi
21 Jul 2017 18:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 941
Views: 74233

Re: Indian IT Industry

IT industry in india has had continious growth for the past 25 years. Middle and top management is simply overpayed, because too many rely on providing cheap services.

For future, India will need to focus on quality not price.
by Rishirishi
12 Jul 2017 22:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 963
Views: 48233

Re: Solar energy in India

Continuing on…. Even now people are deer in head light in deep denial on what cheap solar power is going to do to the other power producers. Keep in mind that in 10 years all these solar farms are going to be fully capital cost depreciated. So then they can sell power 10 paise/kw and still make a t...
by Rishirishi
12 Jul 2017 22:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4543
Views: 392343

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Petrol pump strike: Dealers protest against daily price revision, call for nationwide stir on July 5 followed by one on July 1 Also, the owners have accused companies of the lack of transparency in the daily dynamic pricing mode What transparency are these chaps seeking. Advance notification of pri...
by Rishirishi
05 Jul 2017 05:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1226
Views: 139306

Re: India's Power Sector

Let's do the math on this thing. 100 whr, over 24 hours ~ 2.5 kwh per day. 365 days x 2.5 ~ 1000 kwhr or 1 mwhr per residence per year. ~ Rs 6000-7000 per residence per year subsidy. Say 200 million residences. 200,000,000 x 6000 ~ Rs 120,000 Crore. Or about $ 20 Billion per year. You could restric...
by Rishirishi
03 Jul 2017 04:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1226
Views: 139306

Re: India's Power Sector

I was responding to the specific point that if only all appliances can be designed to use low voltage DC current it is a cost efficient solution for solar power. I mentioned Jhunjhunwala's track record in telecom where he pushed for his technology with disastrous results for BSNL's business plans f...
by Rishirishi
03 Jul 2017 04:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1455
Views: 89015

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

If you charge RS 1000 per day for using the cars, most people will not use it. If the cars are gone, the speed of buses will be faster. Also the demand of quality buses will go up. It will be possible to solve the transportaion problem in places like Delhi and Mumbai. Imagine of 2 million vehicles ...
by Rishirishi
03 Jul 2017 03:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 547
Views: 47864

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

They really could have made it simpler. Implimented a falt 15% tax on everyting,including electricity, food etc. Each Adhar card holder could have been given a credit of say RS 8 000 in the bank to compensate for the tax on essential items. Besides this all transactions above RS 25 000 should be bas...
by Rishirishi
02 Jul 2017 03:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1455
Views: 89015

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

First govt has to build vast network of convenient mode of public transport, then it can think about having similar to congestion charges. If you charge RS 1000 per day for using the cars, most people will not use it. If the cars are gone, the speed of buses will be faster. Also the demand of quali...
by Rishirishi
30 Jun 2017 02:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1455
Views: 89015

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

^^^^ That’s just a hit piece on Metros and pushing BRT systems in India which have demonstrably not worked. The only really criticism seems to be look at all the traffic disturbance during Lucknow construction. Ergo BRT is cheaper. The real world is not that simple. Even though people can’t see it ...
by Rishirishi
27 Jun 2017 03:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1226
Views: 139306

Re: India's Power Sector

India to add more than 1GWh of lithium-ion battery assembly capacity this year

https://www.energy-storage.news/news/india-to-add-more-than-1gwh-of-lithium-ion-battery-assembly-capacity-this-y
by Rishirishi
27 Jun 2017 02:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1226
Views: 139306

Re: India's Power Sector

Rishi, I simply don't think the general India population has that level of capital to invest. India will remain utilty scale Solar/Wind dominated. ------------------------------- Indian solar manufacturing is not to scale or the required automation to compete. There was a report from NRDC a few mon...

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