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by Gus
20 Oct 2017 20:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Need the small electric bikes. Saw them plenty in China. They use for short distances scooting around and to go to access points for mass transport.

Would help with both pollution and crude import bill.
by Gus
20 Oct 2017 07:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Credit is a serious problem. Businessmen in rural areas are still getting informal financing at 18% normal and 24% as well. Then they all rely on chit funds to rotate cash. This is again growing the unaccounted cash quantum.
by Gus
04 Oct 2017 21:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

let's also calculate GDP in old old series for the index before and old old old series for the index before that and the old old old old...
by Gus
30 Sep 2017 02:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 497033

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Lol...when it was safe for him. He wasn't doing any of the "speaking truth to power" drama then did he?
by Gus
29 Sep 2017 18:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

RE was bound to stagnate because of demo. it was a bubble anyways, becoming out of reach for aspirant middle class.

the PMAY interest subsidy is picking up for LIG and MIG groups. but it won't be compensating for stagnation in big projects.
by Gus
28 Sep 2017 20:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Tax code needs reform too. It is damn hard to figure out take home + tax paid = CTC, because of the many tax advantaged allowances with their myriad rules and regulations. Maybe there are some gurus here who can maximize these things, but I always struggled to grasp and consoled myself with a "...
by Gus
27 Sep 2017 23:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

My die hard BJP friend is upset, he says earlier they ate ice creams and paid no taxes. Now they are paying 18% taxes. This is after 30% tax on income. People are adding the numbers and it looks like the middle class is definitely upset. What is happening? Thoughts? If he really thinks he was not p...
by Gus
27 Sep 2017 20:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

businesses will always look for an opportunity to hike prices when others are hiking..whether it is "justified" or not.
by Gus
27 Sep 2017 16:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

heh...everybody is coming out of the woodworks already..

next up..I predict Aroooooonnnnnn SHOURIE !!!!! (call out NBA style..)
by Gus
25 Sep 2017 09:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

How the hell can we even compare fiscal policy of US with any country. Dollar can be printed without inflation like what other currencies have to suffer - because it is backed by oil. What US does and gets away with cannot be used a basis for what other countries can do.
by Gus
23 Sep 2017 01:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

The gaming of 12th marks is so extensive that it is mindboggling basically, there's a effing blueprint in the sections on how many questions and what weightage from different sections note that long answers/essay questions - there's a choice of 2/4. this allows schools to skip an entire section and ...
by Gus
21 Sep 2017 23:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2706
Views: 176921

Re: Indian Roads Thread

you cannot put enforcement in the hands of people who could be threatened or bribed. It should be systematic and done by call centers. let the offenders have license, registration, insurance issues and let them deal with call centers for an hour on the phone. people would automatically feel the ince...
by Gus
21 Sep 2017 21:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2706
Views: 176921

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Link aadhaar to DL, vehicle registration and insurance.

Penalties can be escalated to license cancel, then registration cancel and that affects insurance. People will fall in line and learn to pay fine.
by Gus
20 Sep 2017 00:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2706
Views: 176921

Re: Indian Roads Thread

the only way to improve lines at toll booths is to just mandate FASTAG type automatic applications, with no gates in lanes. It will be a chaotic transition and usual howling of "how can govt force me to link my bank account for automatic recharge blah blah"..but on the whole, that is bette...
by Gus
19 Sep 2017 23:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2706
Views: 176921

Re: Indian Roads Thread

harmonization of all RTOs and a national registry for vehicles is a big GST type reform on Gadkariji's agenda i believe. eg vehicles stolen in other parts of india often end up re-registered in the north east hills states. This and the whole "NOC" papers we have to chase because of proced...
by Gus
19 Sep 2017 06:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I had not so warm experience with Mudra in rural MH. I did Mudra paperwork for someone for the farm tool repair shop expansion (wanted to buy new welding machine and few other tools). Helped him with preparing a very basic business and revenue model and all the paperwork required as per the Mudra w...
by Gus
18 Sep 2017 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3534
Views: 134581

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

All across the western world historians, linguists and others will fight tooth and nail against all people Indians or non Indians who show presence of Vedas before 1500 BC because it will, mark my words, revolutionize all India-European language spread theories. Thousands of papers and books will h...
by Gus
18 Sep 2017 19:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

Problem is, without looking at history, current issues, agendas at work etc ..Theo just likes to throw some ideas as sarvaroga nivaarani. the idea that "let them all become engineers, and let the market sort them out"...sounds good in theory, but has led to the current issue of lots of eng...
by Gus
15 Sep 2017 01:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 497033

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

let him be folks...man's gotta make a living. if not him, it'll be some other more insufferable dude like amrtya sen boring us with their doom n gloom.
by Gus
14 Sep 2017 18:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The evonomy is a bitch, it floats when it wants and sits on it's a$$ when it wants. . of course..if there was a way to keep it always on high growth...everybody would be doing it already! but the key is mitigating and clearing impediments to facilitate growth and when growth happens, instead of squ...
by Gus
13 Sep 2017 19:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

an example of a non "rat race" https://www.quora.com/What-is-your-review-of-SRV-Higher-Secondary-School If you need an external push / you are not self motivated - this place is for you . You will be under a compulsion to study for at-least 5–6 hours a day apart from regular school hours Y...
by Gus
13 Sep 2017 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 504
Views: 32572

Re: The Rohingya Menace

If it is a refugee and humanity crisis, then it should be shared burden of many countries, especially all its neighbors, especially the muslim neighbors which were carved out and formed as muslim nations. India cannot be saddled with larger responsibility for no reason other than a section of Indian...
by Gus
13 Sep 2017 01:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 382
Views: 30010

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

In massa, the problem is to up from regular 110-120 V to 440V ? we are already running 220-240 no? Plus with smaller battery pack (I am assuming, because of smaller car size and less demanding acceleration etc, compared to massa) - would it be enough to charge with 240V itself? In that case, we woul...
by Gus
13 Sep 2017 00:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

If 12th marks were being used for medical entrance these past few years, how did they normalise cbse marks? ayyoo..saar..that is the samooga neethi of TN. CBSE students were shafted because they don't score centums. According to samooga neethi kaavalarkal (SJWs) - ONLY other staters or rich or FCs ...
by Gus
12 Sep 2017 20:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

And now suddenly comes the argument that govt needs to get out of education. fine. let's clarify. 1. is it about specifically telling how admission should take place? 2. or in funding and running the govt college? As long as govt is funding colleges, it will be involved in running the college. as lo...
by Gus
12 Sep 2017 20:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

Theo, no student in TN is getting punted anywhere else. Not a single TN seat has been allotted to outsiders. The reservation rules still applies, and the government still has total control over whom it wants to assign the seats to. I think you are mistaken in your assumptions. Not only that. The st...
by Gus
12 Sep 2017 20:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

Apart from school, vocational training is where the answer lies imo. That is where successive govts have talked big but achieved nothing. Students who may or may not pass their secondary education should be able to get into vocational training institutes and helped to obtain vocational edu so that ...
by Gus
12 Sep 2017 20:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

It is just another silly exam folks are going to get into an arms race on. and the race to score centums is what? what's this thing about skipping 11th and taking the 12th exams right from 10th annual leave - non stop till 12th exams is what? fostering intellectual curiosity? When I did my 12th, I ...
by Gus
12 Sep 2017 20:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

TN once had an entrance exam once and the results were quite poor and after protests the system was dropped. :lol: results were poor? what the heck does that mean anyways? in what way? if entrance was tough and students scored low, still all coveted seats were still filled according to cutoffs. The...
by Gus
11 Sep 2017 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3534
Views: 134581

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

When it comes to the Quran - no editing or revision is allowed. That is dogma. If history is treated like the Quran then it is also dogma. It is very apt that you use Quran. Quran itself is claimed as 'revelations written down unmuted'. But we know that compilation was done by Uthman decade plus af...
by Gus
11 Sep 2017 17:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

but has said no counting machines were used to count these notes!! The how did they count ? Manually ? even brfites keep falling to this shenanigans by DDM.. :rotfl: the FULL reply from RBI is "no we did not use counting machines. We used sophisticated Currency Verification and Processing (CVP...
by Gus
09 Sep 2017 04:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142852

Re: Indian Education System

that is ridiculous and divorced from the reality of how subsidized seats work in govt colleges. Let govt privatize all colleges and let it be a true free market and then you can say "anyone wants college education, find what you want out there in the free market". but as long as it is subs...
by Gus
09 Sep 2017 01:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Smart cities - what would you like to see
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Smart cities - what would you like to see

I honestly don't know what is a smart city, what is the roadmap, what is the mechanism, success criteria, who owns the installations/features/workflows after done..

I see some reports with some cities selected and some funds allotted. That's about it.
by Gus
09 Sep 2017 00:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 361573

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

forget about real estate price inflation in and around cities for houses and industries. At least there is a demand component there. There's no reason why rural land area price should jump from around 5L per acre in 2006/2007 to 25L and 40L even per acre now. Especially when farming is failing and y...
by Gus
08 Sep 2017 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 805
Views: 4310

Re: BR Forum Feedback

There used to be times when posters would fret over trash canning of threads which would drop post count.... :lol:
by Gus
07 Sep 2017 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 805
Views: 4310

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Why is the location field on for some and not available for most?
by Gus
07 Sep 2017 20:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 497033

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

numbers on PMGKY and the IDS before that. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/21000-people-disclose-rs-4900-crore-black-money-under-pmgky/articleshow/60410466.cms Black money worth Rs 4,900 crore was disclosed by 21,000 people under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMG...
by Gus
07 Sep 2017 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3494
Views: 153535

Re: Internal Security Watch

The end has begun for hurriedrats http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-day-after-threatening-to-march-to-nia-office-in-delhi-jklf-chief-yasin-malik-arrested-2543690 Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front leader Yasin Malik was arrested on Thursday and shifted to a Central Jail in Srinagar till Septemb...
by Gus
07 Sep 2017 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 504
Views: 32572

Re: The Rohingya Menace

how did we end up with 40K? how much of it was through refugee channel and illegal channels?
by Gus
06 Sep 2017 23:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7614
Views: 497033

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

some more details. major aappu (wedge to hammer up youknowwhere..) is getting readied. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/directors-of-shell-firms-cant-join-other-companies-boards/articleshow/60395400.cms Directors of shell companies which have not filed tax returns for three or...

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