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by SRoy
04 Sep 2019 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540988

Re: Internal Security Watch

It was ethnic Ahoms against everybody else. .... It beggars belief, as how exactly Ahoms (13th century entrants to the area) have greater claims to domicile against other ethno-lingual population that are around there since millenniums. .... It is the local Ahom bureaucracy that has done this. Why ...
by SRoy
04 Sep 2019 05:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540988

Re: Internal Security Watch

Assam NRC exercise was nothing to do with weeding out infiltrators. It was ethnic Ahoms against everybody else. And the result shows. It beggars belief, as how exactly Ahoms (13th century entrants to the area) have greater claims to domicile against other ethno-lingual population that are around the...
by SRoy
08 Aug 2019 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 69195

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Thousands of migrant workers flee Kashmir following hate crimes and threats by local Muslims: Report https://www.opindia.com/2019/08/thousands-of-migrant-workers-flee-kashmir-following-hate-crimes-and-threats-by-local-muslims-report/ Migrant workers from Bihar, many of whom are Muslims themselves, ...
by SRoy
03 Jun 2019 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540988

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/assam/assam-decorated-former-army-officer-declared-foreigner-sent-to-detention-camp-5755173/ Assam illegal Muslim is able to enter service because congress delayed this NRC for decades. Of course many illegals are honest people. But his service can...
by SRoy
01 Jun 2019 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43518

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-ga ... ul-2755476

So people have begun heckling and jeering Jihadidi in public. The fear is gone.
by SRoy
29 May 2019 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43518

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Gents the thread is getting derailed.

While the RRMR issue will have an impact in Kolkata and immediate suburbs, but I guess this thread is here to address more than that.

Back to the topic please.
by SRoy
24 May 2019 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43518

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

@Supratik: Barrackpore, Ranaghat, Bongaon etc. very well count as suburban. It is immediate suburbs around Kolkata that will take time to convert. But again these are the "bhadralok" areas that do not get to experience all the violence, extortion and assorted goondaism. I was expecting Bar...
by SRoy
24 May 2019 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 357
Views: 43518

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Updates from the ground. Between start of April until 19th May, I flew 4 times to Kolkata. Did my part on 19th. So, whatever Dilip Ghosh and Rupa Ganguly are saying is absolutely correct. BJP would have reached 30 if there were protection provided by central forces in early phases of the election. A...
by SRoy
23 May 2019 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 127789

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Although I don't post often.

We will see a change of ruling party in next WB assembly election.
by SRoy
18 Mar 2018 01:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 105
Views: 26517

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Garbage burning as a practice has long disappeared, due to strict environmental laws. The dust we see in cities is actually the dust from exposed soil surface. BTW, What happens to you NRI/R2I specimen? DNA's of you guys change after few years in US? Typical condescending NRI / R2I non sense "I...
by SRoy
27 Feb 2018 23:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 105
Views: 26517

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

^^ No, these so-called educated IT coolies won't use the garbage bins. That's the issue. When I glance down my window, I see few of the licensed eatery (being mobile operation ... have their carts) bringing their own garbage bins. And the boys of the eateries sweep clean the place when they leave ar...
by SRoy
27 Feb 2018 22:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 105
Views: 26517

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

There is something worth sharing. My apartment is at the busiest intersection where the IT crowd of Kolkata change / board their conveyances. Being one of the financially well off, grid like planned localities of Kolkata, blessed with a well funded municipality, the roads are swept clean in the morn...
by SRoy
28 Sep 2017 20:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 592746

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

So, Germany extracts 50% of salaried income. India extracts 20% - 30% depending on the slab. So, that's 40%-60% of what the German govt. demands from us as salaried citizens. Taxes in European countries are flat and on source. There are no escape routes like "no taxes on mortage interest, medi...
by SRoy
28 Sep 2017 20:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 592746

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

As a thought experiment, this is interesting: Germany PPP per capita: $49530 India PPP per capita: $6490 So Germany gets about $25000 in taxes while India gets about 25% of 6500 which is $1600. So the monies India has to play with, even on PPP terms, is about 6-7% of Germany's. Are Indian highways ...
by SRoy
28 Sep 2017 02:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 592746

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ Actually your argument is meanigless. A large section of population is living on doles. They don't pay taxes, they have MNREGA type loot of exchequer at their disposal, they force politicians to waive of their loans. They have absolutely no incentive to improve their economic situation. They are ...
by SRoy
28 Sep 2017 00:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 592746

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Probably. But if the shoe bites him, you cannot say you are well to do and move on. People in every strata have the right to express displeasure on their experiences. The point is just not one ice cream, the point is a series of increases and the perception that it creates. Ofcourse he has very rig...
by SRoy
27 Aug 2017 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 93509

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Oh no. The "police officer" was playing Rambo. "advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice". I hope we remember that adage. The so called ATS were probably the only geniuses that believed in saffron terror crap. Ignorance or malice? Yes, in certain ways the problem is...
by SRoy
27 Aug 2017 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 93509

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

That SOB paid for his karma. Good riddance.
by SRoy
14 Jul 2017 09:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

Form guilds, enforce minimum wages, take back control from those that have nothing to do with the trade except robbing the hard earned fruits of your toil.
by SRoy
08 Jul 2017 22:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 111684

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

They are already seeing the savings.
The savings will be passed on to the customers by thieves only when law enforcement shows up with a thick bamboo and a can of lubricant.
by SRoy
06 Jul 2017 17:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

Very interesting comparison of BPO workers with maids. As far as I know, maids don't work outside of regular working hours and they commute within regular public transport availability hours. Maids don't get fired or threatened with pay cut or lectured on professional responsibilities just because t...
by SRoy
19 Jun 2017 11:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

@Singha,

There is nothing to answer. The only people that are in lungi shiver or shalwar soiling mode are the one that get worked up to every hype that come around in 4-5 year cycles.

Your bot example is a good one. That's what many people are working on minus the hype.
by SRoy
19 Jun 2017 09:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

Move to a company that has both the streams of business. Try for inter departmental transfer after that. This naturally happens whether we like or not, recruited for some work and then shifted to somewhere else. This process is hundreds of times easier than just trying to switch via open market oppo...
by SRoy
17 Jun 2017 13:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

That article is littered with expressions like "voice enable", "call center". According to MSM any living organism getting within 10 meter radius from a PC counts as a IT worker. So that article is bullshit. So, according to the author, one is discouraged to be a low end coder, b...
by SRoy
11 Jun 2017 13:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

Javee wrote:Any merger with Indian companies will result in a bloodbath for employees, not that the chairman's or CEO's care.

Coupled that with broken corporate hiring process, social cost will be very high.
by SRoy
08 Jun 2017 11:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

Reduce hierarchies. Standardize on roles. Introduce and enforce regular examination and certification measures. But these will not happen as there are vested interests. Any kind of examination/certification model, even if just graded instead of outright pass fail, will expose vast majority right fro...
by SRoy
26 May 2017 22:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 592746

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

SRoy, you're generalising. I've knowledge of how that 'Brit' bank was used to send suitcases of cash overseas. All foreign banks that were engaged in that business had to stop. Real estate has suffered because of two reasons - regulation and demonetisation. Greed of the builders in collecting cash ...
by SRoy
26 May 2017 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 592746

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ So, the fire is spreading. Many of the private banks have been quietly closing down branches. This is a first hand experience, because I had account with one of them (big name ... Brit bank). Bringing down 12-16 branches down to 2 is a big cut. Where these people would go is anybody's guess. Many...
by SRoy
24 May 2017 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1401
Views: 245296

Re: Analyzing CPEC

If CPEC succeeds, PLA would enter the scene to protect their investment. Sooner or later PLA divisions would start pouring in Paki Punjab, Norther Areas and Sindh. PLAN would berth in Gwadar.
Looks like a plan to me.
by SRoy
22 May 2017 10:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

^^
Old news.
by SRoy
21 May 2017 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 598078

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

rsangram is correct in one respect, albeit partially. Partition was nothing but a land deal. What if the Brits disagreed to territorial division? There would have been a full blown civil war. It would have been better. We would have lost more, Punjab and Bengal complete graveyards (I wouldn't be typ...
by SRoy
15 May 2017 18:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

@GitHub, I have few personal projects and one FOSS project where I used to contribute in spare time. For the FOSS contributions, I had to obtain permission from the legal. FOSS part made sense to the legal because, we used to maintain a customized fork of that stuff. Have stopped working on that, bu...
by SRoy
15 May 2017 14:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

With FOSS tools one has to be an administrator and a developer rolled into one. On *NIXs the dependency hell is way lot worse than Windows DLL hell. Unless there is something wrong with basic OS packaging itself, dependency issues can be resolved by building components from sources. An average "...
by SRoy
10 May 2017 11:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

^^

Difficulties in India?

Which means if someone were to put up a venture that caters to Indian pricing would thrive? No?
by SRoy
10 May 2017 11:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150250

Re: Indian IT Industry

Unfortunately true. Few years ago, I made a minor modification to my old laptop. Swapped out the DVD writer with a SSD. The trick is to find a HD caddie that interfaces with the optical drives pin outs and also should be in exact dimension as the optical drive itself. The SSD just fits inside the HD...
by SRoy
10 May 2017 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540988

Re: Internal Security Watch

Arguement of patriotism should not be made for people that have stayed back in India out of choice while they are in a field of work that has more material benefits in foreign lands. And ... if they have complain against the govt. which they themselves have enthusiastically voted for, then their pol...
by SRoy
10 May 2017 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540988

Re: Internal Security Watch

Sorry, I'm not on tweeter.

A nationalistic govt. should have sacked and punished responsible people at NCERT for sedition.

This govt. is a complete failure when it comes to national security, internal and external.
by SRoy
10 May 2017 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 540988

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^

But there is already a nationalistic govt. at helm for three years? Isn't it?

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