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by Rishirishi
31 Mar 2020 02:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 131777

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

A very large amount of problems can be resolved by simply making legislation that Land is not owned by anyone (this was historically the case in India)... everyone pays 1-2% of circle rate /year as property tax. People of India owns the land and can by a democratic exercise acquire the land for any...
by Rishirishi
20 Mar 2020 04:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1537
Views: 244749

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Indias oil import bill could half from 100 billion to 50 billion dollars. Hopefully some those funds are used to build supercharges for battery operated cars and trucks. Neither the GoI or private industry is going to waste a single Rupee on battery EVs which don't represent even 1% of vehicles in ...
by Rishirishi
17 Mar 2020 03:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1537
Views: 244749

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Indias oil import bill could half from 100 billion to 50 billion dollars. Hopefully some those funds are used to build supercharges for battery operated cars and trucks.
by Rishirishi
17 Mar 2020 03:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943772

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

With the WFH being the new norm, TCS alone has ordered 2+lakh laptop, all coming from China; CTS another 1+ lakh, add Wipro, Infy and rest of the IT behemoths and China is laughing all the way to bank. Add the biffed up routers, dongles and new phone handsets required for WFH and we alone are takin...
by Rishirishi
17 Mar 2020 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332762

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The Kerala group was never really contained. There was the family who returned from Italy who lied to authorities and infected people around them. Another guy escaped from quarantine, tried to catch a flight out and caused 250 people to be offloaded. Another guy who was in home quarantine also igno...
by Rishirishi
16 Mar 2020 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332762

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The virus itself is not that dangerous for most of us. It will only effect the ones with weak imune systems and very old people. IN the west they are trying to strech the Pandemi in becase they do not have sufficient hospital capacity to deal with an extreme spike. Basically if a case goes to the lu...
by Rishirishi
15 Mar 2020 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332762

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^Some of this panic is being driven by the AHA (American Hospital Association) who are salivating at the prospect of getting more money. Hospitalization charges are a scam in the US. I think it is time to panic. US has a very poor health system, with only 2,77 hospital beds, compared to China wit...
by Rishirishi
14 Mar 2020 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332762

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Let us hope that the heat and warm weather slows down the virus in India.
by Rishirishi
09 Mar 2020 05:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1586
Views: 261503

Re: India's Power Sector

vishvak wrote:
Coal plants far away from pits should be shut down first

Let's be a bit wise and think about distributing risk first though. For example Chinese telling Bhutanese what to do with hydro potential.


Bhutan and Nepals hydropower plants are not required. India has sufficient hydro dams.
by Rishirishi
09 Mar 2020 03:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4511
Views: 332762

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Please correct me if I am wrong.

In Eu there are estimates that some 300 million people will get infected. With 3.5% death rate, we are looking at 10million + deaths :shock:

For India the corresponding number is 34 million, UK will have 2 million.

Is this true ?
by Rishirishi
08 Mar 2020 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4195
Views: 744163

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Some ways to look at Pak's GDP/ Stock market cap etc. There are individual Indian companies worth more than the value of all Pak listed companies (not just Reliance, but even TCS or HDFC ). Individual Indian states will soon have GDP more than Pakistan's (like Gujarat in 2 years). B'desh GDP alread...
by Rishirishi
02 Mar 2020 04:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1586
Views: 261503

Re: India's Power Sector

Renewable can be combined with Indias massive hydro electric complex, by using pumped storage. If there is an excess of power, then water is pumped back up. It works a kind of a battery. New battery tech will also bring down the (24 hour supply) cost of energy in RES favour. Coal and Gas will rapidl...
by Rishirishi
25 Feb 2020 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1001
Views: 180738

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1231115692763566080?s=20 ---> Model worth considering. Brazil’s S-BR/SN-BR prog. Can be done by us, but indigenously. P-76 + IN SSN. Single program. Bring down costs. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERXNKRAUEAArZC0?format=jpg&name=900x900 I am highly skept...
by Rishirishi
24 Feb 2020 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648848

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

There seems to be several sources claiming that the Ruskie missiles are less capable comapred to Amrams (even c-5). I was wondering how the IAF evaluates the missiles. How are the missiles tested?
by Rishirishi
14 Feb 2020 05:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943772

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Time has come to pull the plug on GST and move to a transaction tax system. That way only when a transaction is made there will be tax collected by govt. It will greatly simplify ease of business. That would be very unfair for small traders and Amazon will take over the entire market. Currently the...
by Rishirishi
14 Feb 2020 04:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1309
Views: 182782

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

[ A lot can be done by simple organization. 90% of the public travel by public transport, yet the cars take up all the place. a simple step like putting a 30K per month toll on driving in Mumbai, would get the cars out of the roads. The buses would run much faster, and provide a better service for ...
by Rishirishi
12 Feb 2020 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648848

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

I don't understand our desire to prove to the world, that our strike worked. I mean who cares what the world thinks! Our objective was to use airpower. If it hit a empty shed, no one gives a toss.The sole point is: Airpower is now the first responder. It is up to Pak, if it wants to give us another...
by Rishirishi
12 Feb 2020 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1878
Views: 196009

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

This one is for the gurus here.

I see that Vikrant has a 80MW (110 000 HP) engine. Would not be possible to fit it with the Nuclear reactor of the Arianth Nuke sub? It has a 83 MW reactor
by Rishirishi
07 Feb 2020 06:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1309
Views: 182782

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Land acquisition is a part of it. The bigger part is their foresight and planning. Mumbai and Shanghai have almost the sam 8) e population, but Shanghai is 10X larger in land area and hence, has manageable population density and infrastructure. A lot can be done by simple organization. 90% of the p...
by Rishirishi
07 Feb 2020 05:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1309
Views: 182782

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Rishi, hows the quality of construction and materials? How well do they do the upkeep? I would like an unbiased view of the Chinese infrastructure and its construction industry. Well, their older buildings were perhaps not as good, But the latest ones are better. Roads, airports etc tend to be pret...
by Rishirishi
06 Feb 2020 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664621

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Old Chinease article, which seems balanced. I suspect it actually overestimates the LCA. https://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/feature/5/163429/how-india%27s-tejas-and-china%27s-xiaolong-fighters-compare.html Conclusion The Tejas is a light multirole fighter fit for the 21st century. It us...
by Rishirishi
04 Feb 2020 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 211192

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019




This must be one of the greatest a*s licking incidents in History.
by Rishirishi
04 Feb 2020 05:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2973
Views: 310314

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Things can also move fast in India. 400 Km express way in 30 Months. That too in UP. May 2015: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announces the Lucknow-Azamgarh-Ballia expressway. The proposed expressway was originally conceptualized by the Mayawati government in 2008 as the Ganga Expressw...
by Rishirishi
04 Feb 2020 05:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1309
Views: 182782

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Leaving official videos aside, i was watching YouTube videos of people still in Wuhan, aerial videos of the cities etc and there is absolutely no denying that thr Chinese have built world class infrastructure almost everywhere. There is just no comparison. All videos show US level infrastructure wi...
by Rishirishi
03 Feb 2020 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4195
Views: 744163

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I think our real folly is the belief that FATF (or international pressure, in general) can get Pak to mend its ways. It can’t. We’ve repeatedly learnt that international pressure comes and goes based on geopolitical events, not moralities. Pak will simply lie low until the current pressure dissipat...
by Rishirishi
03 Feb 2020 05:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943772

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The budget deficit is "only" 3,5%. What if the government pushed this up to 5% by printing money and put an additional tax of 0,5% of GDP. A total of 2% of GDP would translate into some 60 Billion dollars more to spend. If this is spent on roads alone, it would be sufficient to build 300 0...
by Rishirishi
03 Feb 2020 05:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1309
Views: 182782

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Now there’s gloom. “There are no bright spots for China’s economy,” said Huang Bin, chief executive of a cellphone-packaging maker, Shenzhen Zhongyu Plastics Co. In cities like Shenzhen and Shanghai, office vacancy rates are solidly in the double-digit percentage points as companies quietly downsiz...
by Rishirishi
31 Jan 2020 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 366929

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

With the old Hawker Siddeley 748 and AN-32 getting old, I am sure the IAF needs to find replacements for the 160+ AC. In addition civilian demand will probably increase. What about teaming up with SAAB to produce the Saab2000 ? in India? Perhaps some parts can be replaced with carbon to make it even...
by Rishirishi
29 Jan 2020 05:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 294
Views: 85543

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

There have been Indian manufacturers such as Vero President for years, though they might have been crowded out by cheap imports now. IIRC international brands like Rittal also have some manufacturing facilities in India. We install Comms cabinets all the time (in London) They seem to be made in Chi...
by Rishirishi
26 Jan 2020 05:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1118
Views: 163002

Re: Indian IT Industry

Rs seven crore in a 10,000 square feet area.


Rather big words being used here.
by Rishirishi
23 Jan 2020 04:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 152
Views: 16387

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

The rest of your points sound good, but too utopian. I don't know if any state govt. in India can make any of those work. I have to agree they sound radical. But do not agree they are utopian, because it is doable. It will work, if someone bothers to impliment it. Congress has a lot to gain from su...
by Rishirishi
22 Jan 2020 04:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 152
Views: 16387

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Sounds like a sure-shot recipe for losing the next election. That "trust factor in the govt." doesn't exist here. Not to mention that just by paying Rs. 25K a month, you are not going to move around that city (or any Indian city) very fast, unless the driving habits of the vast majority o...
by Rishirishi
21 Jan 2020 05:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 152
Views: 16387

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

Bangalore; Bangalore does not need to scrap old vehicles. Vehicles are the the solution to a cities transport problem. Public transport is. 1 Imideately reserve a lane on all important roads for electric buses. Plenty of local feeder buses Give priority to buses on crossings. 2 Bus frequency must be...
by Rishirishi
21 Jan 2020 04:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546296

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Kashmir should be made a showcase state of multicultural India, where all communities live and thrive together. It must make sure hundreds of thousands of jobs are created. Also give good schemes to builders for good quality housing development. Perhaps consider Chinease builders for a few hudred th...
by Rishirishi
17 Jan 2020 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3410
Views: 546296

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Guys, I don't know which direction this Davinder Singh arrest will take, but certainly Pappu and his slaves are on a sinister path: 1. They are claiming that Davinder Singh was actually working at the behest of the 'deep state' of Indian govt. 2. In fact, they are claiming that his arrest was just ...
by Rishirishi
17 Jan 2020 04:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4820
Views: 943772

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

What is our dominating commodity? None. Issue is GoI's obsession to have it's pie in every possible area and the resultant attitude of our people towards risk taking


I think India dominate in the back office/ outsourcing industry.
by Rishirishi
16 Jan 2020 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942733

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

srai wrote:^^^
No point comparing... end of life. Next 3-5 years all Bisons will be retired


With 100+ in service, I think it will be hard to replace them, within 3-5 years.
by Rishirishi
16 Jan 2020 03:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Towards an India centered economics Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2609

Re: Towards an India centered economics Thread

Is there any study in the value of tax deliverables in india and elsewhere; for eg. for every rupee spent by an individual in taxes, what is the percentage of amount that can be recovered by the individual in terms of deliverables(social, infrastructure) by the government in india and abroad. That ...
by Rishirishi
15 Jan 2020 04:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Towards an India centered economics Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2609

Re: Towards an India centered economics Thread

Very good idea. Please find my observations below. I feel any idea presented must be feasable withing the economic and social limits. Also it must be "doable" not like if people stop throwing garbage, India will become clean. India must aim beyond "slave like manufacturing" for e...
by Rishirishi
14 Jan 2020 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2635
Views: 613697

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

a reasonable assumption would be two Chinese carrier groups at both eastern and western flanks of IOR inside of a decade, with subs under the sea... it's going to be very crowded pretty soon ... and as usual quite a few in BRF are having doubts about the "affordability of carriers for IN"...

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