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by BhairavP
23 May 2019 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 97023

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

sudhan wrote:Milind Deora now trailing in Mumbai South..

Now? He's been trailing since morning.
by BhairavP
23 May 2019 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 97023

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

It's been fun to read Rupa Subramanya's twitter meltdown. Strongman blah blah failing economy blah blah institutions destroyed blah blah Oh it will be more fun this weekend - both her and Sanjay Jha (popular Congress spokesperson) are regular tennis players at a club I frequent. The majority of the...
by BhairavP
23 May 2019 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 97023

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

gauravsh wrote:Milind deora is trailing despite a pat on back from mota bhai.


:rotfl: looks like the "comyooonal" Gujjus and Marwaris holding their noses and voting for the SS has paid off!
by BhairavP
22 May 2019 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480336

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Saar according to my taxiwalla and chaiwalla inputs from SoBo, Deora is heading for a narrow victory. We shall see. That is my chaiwallah info as well unfortunately. BJP will lose onlee :(( :(( SS actually. Not BJP, but your point stands. I'm hearing the opposite from the constituency - large scale...
by BhairavP
22 May 2019 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480336

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Only against Priyanka Chaturvedi, since she is no longer with the Congress. Kem chho Bhairav bhai, haven't seen you in a while. Ekdum majaama :) . Been busy but good to catch up with BRF - been lurking the last 2 days. Eagerly looking forward to the results tomorrow.. I really want Milind Deora to ...
by BhairavP
22 May 2019 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480336

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

sudhan wrote:Anil Ambani has withdrawn his defamation suit against Buddhu and Congoons..

Wonder whats up with that


Only against Priyanka Chaturvedi, since she is no longer with the Congress.
by BhairavP
03 Aug 2014 19:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Raja Bose wrote:Not if you go for comparative specs, reliability, performance.


Absolutely. I got SHQ an rMBP, the first one, late 2012, and it is quite the beast.
Great laptop.
by BhairavP
02 Aug 2014 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

FYI Sony has stopped making vaio computers. Now only phones tablets and tvs etc . check their website sony Nope, they've hived them off to a PE firm. They will continue under the plain Vaio moniker. @Mort saar - around 4.5-5 hours. That isn't bad, and I have the sheet battery as well, doubles the r...
by BhairavP
01 Aug 2014 13:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Income Tax System
Replies: 58
Views: 9053

Re: Indian Income Tax System

Meesa poor salaried employee onlee, a couple of outside sources of income included. Finished the ITR II on the 15th, uploaded, sent the form in, and got an acknowledgement via email and SMS that it has reached namma Bengaluru already.
Quite fast and no hassle.
by BhairavP
01 Aug 2014 13:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

The 13" Mac Book Pro Retina does not have as capable GPU. The difference is between Intel Iris and Intel Iris Pro. The Iris Pro is capable handling CAD software and graphics better which is decent even for most medium level gaming. If you go to the MBP Retina top-of-the-line it has a dedicated...
by BhairavP
28 Jul 2014 23:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

^Ditto. Right now, sedentary lifestyle, but I drink ~2L of water daily.
by BhairavP
28 Jul 2014 22:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

KJo, follow the posted plan. Don't just keep upping the distance monotonically. You are close but not there yet so focus on HM plan. Have you registered for a local HM yet? :twisted: I must confess, I still dhoti-shiver at the thought of an HM :(( and the last km of my 16K run was literally draggin...
by BhairavP
22 Jul 2014 17:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Saar, make that Ishant at the other end..
by BhairavP
18 Jul 2014 11:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

I'm below the 25th percentile in that first graph.
Weight fluctuating between 72-74 kg,but a visit to the Woodside Burgers and Beer festival last night was not helpful :(
by BhairavP
17 Jul 2014 11:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Got the Z2. Excellent phone, good battery life.
by BhairavP
16 Jul 2014 12:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

^Yep, didn't see the 64GB model on FK.
However, an intrepid seller on eBay.in is selling the 64GB Mi3 for 25500. NO warranty, of course.
Thinking of the Z2, will go over to the local phone store over lunch and check it out.
by BhairavP
16 Jul 2014 11:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

^Oh, there is plenty of water damage inside the phone. All through, scary amounts of whitish chlorine/sediment deposits inside. Singha saar - saw that. One issue though - I travel a lot, and need a phone with expandable memory and an extra battery - I have the Anker 5200mAh battery, which helps a lo...
by BhairavP
16 Jul 2014 09:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

One question to the maulanas hiyar - my Galaxy S4 went for an unfortunate swim with me, and now I need to replace the entire display unit. Fatka is of the order of 12k. What to do? Suck it up, or go for a new S5 / Xperia Z2? SHQ insists I just buy a new one, but this kanjoos baniya reasons that as t...
by BhairavP
09 Jul 2014 15:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Warranty support, for one?
by BhairavP
08 Jul 2014 20:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Mihir saar, some mild adjustment of curves and default sharpening.the lens is kick ass, didn't need to mess much. Will convert to black and white too, let's see how they turn out.
by BhairavP
01 Jul 2014 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Xiaomi Mi-3 is available in the grey market for ~28k, 64 GB model.
by BhairavP
01 Jul 2014 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

^Oh, this phata abdul was cowering in the front of the Gypsy, while SHQ was standing up at the back going click-click-click.
Of course, I bent over for her benefit, so that she could get good shots.. that's my story and I'm sticking to it..
:((
by BhairavP
30 Jun 2014 17:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Some shots from Ranthambhore - D7100 + Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR. 6 tigers in 2 days - very very lucky! https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/14395472853_46c6f69a61_b.jpg Sultan_3 by Bhairav2 , on Flickr https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/14395516183_ff42b44f9e_b.jpg Sultan_2 by Bhairav2 , on Flickr https:...
by BhairavP
10 Jun 2014 08:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

^Join the club! Had a good good night last night post a good 10k run in ~1:05. This despite our 2.5 year old falling asleep at 12:30 onlee :p
by BhairavP
04 Jun 2014 13:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Ok saar, was just wondering :P
Meesa very happy with my Dell Venue 8 Pro - bang for the buck.
by BhairavP
04 Jun 2014 10:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

I read an article in the ET yesterday about Notion Ink coming out with a Wintel tablet this year for ~17-18k INR. Wonder if it will be any good.
by BhairavP
26 May 2014 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

^80-400 AF-D and 80-400 AF-S saar. Also, the new Tamron 150-600 VC for ~70k. Available in both N and C varieties.
by BhairavP
25 May 2014 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Rahul M wrote:thanks janab. which one of D3200 & D5100 is better for me ?


D5100 has a better sensor, and flip-out LCD,which might be more convenient for you.
by BhairavP
25 May 2014 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Some shots from the RAF Museum in Hendon, London. A couple of planes donated by the IAF as well. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14267175395_0b76695fd6_b.jpg DSC_6137 by Bhairav2 , on Flickr https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/14244068056_fd4f287372_b.jpg DSC_6128 by Bhairav2 , on Flickr https:/...
by BhairavP
11 May 2014 14:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1043752

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

And the name used to be Arihant Exports, sacred to Jains, until forced to change via PIL to.... Arshiya! How secular on Lee...
by BhairavP
02 May 2014 18:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534724

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

^I'm sorry, but the BJP has categorically stated that NaMo is the only PM candidate from their party. Period.
by BhairavP
30 Apr 2014 14:24
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534724

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Vinod Khanna's wife is related to my in-laws.. she is there and is quite confident of victory. Quite close to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as well.
by BhairavP
30 Apr 2014 10:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 190860

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

^eBay IIRC, I think it was a Verizon model with unlocked world-GSM.
by BhairavP
28 Apr 2014 11:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534724

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

5Forty3 has a new post up. Overall, gives 60 out of 117 to the NDA on the 24th, with only 17 to the UPA.
40 to others.
by BhairavP
24 Apr 2014 20:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534724

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

what can one say...my own relatives stay in worli in some posh apt....from talking to them over dinner, they are pretty disconnected from the harsh realities of living elsewhere in the country and what are top5 problems for ROI(rest of india). something has to be done about restoring all these miss...
by BhairavP
24 Apr 2014 19:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534724

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

So as I said, the voting percentage in Mumbai would exceed 50% -> latest reports say 55%.
Except for a few AAPtards, friends of the family here voted for the SS - Atriji, you will be glad to know this..
by BhairavP
24 Apr 2014 14:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534724

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Numbers going up in Mumbai; should cross 50 percent.
by BhairavP
24 Apr 2014 12:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534724

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Voted in South Mumbai - incredible rush, at our booth at least. Had to wait for 40 minutes to vote. Very well organised, calm, helpful police and staff. Older folk veering toward the Sena candidate to get Modi in to power, younger ones for the AAP or even NOTA. Milind Deora will have a tough fight h...
by BhairavP
23 Apr 2014 23:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534724

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Atriji,thanks. Ten votes from immediate family guaranteed.
I miss Jaywantiben :(
by BhairavP
22 Apr 2014 03:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534724

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Atriji,have lost hope for South Mumbai. Old timers including dad and his friends, committed diamond market and industrial players, put off by Arvind Sawant and his arrogance. Was very rude to some elderly folk at the candidate meetings. Milind Dora comes off as suave and business friendly in compari...

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