Search found 2635 matches

by vera_k
19 Sep 2018 06:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1734
Views: 215723

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^
Or India has concluded that unilateral liberal trade policies serve it well.
by vera_k
14 Sep 2018 08:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3711
Views: 182882

Re: Indian Education System

disha wrote:What's wrong with training new brides to be on how to manage household?


Nothing. But where is the course teaching grooms on how to be good husbands? :wink:
by vera_k
13 Sep 2018 20:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2055
Views: 314205

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So can't US increase output even more and cause prices to crash? I think an oil price crash will be in US interest because as long as oil prices stay high, no amount of sanctions will trouble Russia in the least. Extracting more oil will happen if it makes economic sense. There are no PSU type enti...
by vera_k
12 Sep 2018 20:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2055
Views: 314205

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

QUESTION- If the US shale producers have been increasing production (as reported many times over the last year) then why are crude prices rising? I kbow OPEC and Russia have been reducing production to push the prices up, but is the US shale not able to fulfill the shortage? Oil 2018 Demand is star...
by vera_k
08 Sep 2018 20:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2055
Views: 314205

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

How government can cut taxes on fuel without taking a hit in revenues Nice graphics showing why fuel prices on the street are higher today, although crude oil prices are lower than 5 years back. The suggestion to move away from having taxes added on as a percentage (ad valorem) of the raw fuel pric...
by vera_k
04 Sep 2018 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1555
Views: 182648

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I believe this is the amount they disburse through their "NGO"s and churches. even if GoI says no to the money, Britain will insist on it since it is the only legal way for them to influence people. The libraries run by the British Council in major Indian cities are funded from some of th...
by vera_k
31 Jul 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1144
Views: 107268

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Trump Alone Can Cut Taxes In the halls of Congress, the corridors of the administration, and the nerve centers of activist groups, forces are aligning behind a plan: a White House order to index capital gains for inflation. If this happens, it will free up a lot of capital that today otherwise is p...
by vera_k
04 Jul 2018 06:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1144
Views: 107268

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Behind paywall. Search for it on Google and click through.
The progressives who don't have Trump

Even Bernie Sanders has said not-unkind things about the president
by vera_k
21 Jun 2018 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1144
Views: 107268

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^ Wasn't the question about what happens when the family is in the USA and has to move out due to circumstances? The government won't interfere unless the child wants it to. All bets are off if the child is able to get a job and a driver's license, and before that it depends on how strong the family...
by vera_k
21 Jun 2018 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1144
Views: 107268

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I have a question to gurus, My daughter has American passport. She is studying in India happily. We didn't go to US after I returned to India. Now if I come to US on H1 or on L1, and I loose job and want to return to India, will my daughter be snatched away from us? Can she return to India? I have ...
by vera_k
17 Jun 2018 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4485
Views: 822330

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^
Wikipedia and available evidence of no MIRV.
by vera_k
17 Jun 2018 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4485
Views: 822330

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ramdas wrote:Paki ababeel seems to have 3 warheads. Do they have a miniaturized high yield physics package?


They have more warheads. Indian inventory is not as substantial.
by vera_k
04 Jun 2018 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1734
Views: 215723

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^ FDI is essential to get new tech. Without FDI it will take far longer to obtain and absorb.
by vera_k
23 May 2018 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3945
Views: 299880

Re: Internal Security Watch

The government, like the British, sees Indians as a nuisance

Lots of laws to hold people without even being charged for a long time.

Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug offenders, Forest offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders, Slum grabbers and Video Pirates Act :!:
by vera_k
02 May 2018 07:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2055
Views: 314205

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India’s Crude-Oil Crunch Four years ago, India exported $310 billion worth of goods a year. Now, it exports $302 billion a year If the rupee does in fact hit record lows, India shouldn’t mourn. It should see the new level as a boost for its exporters, an unhoped-for reduction in the price of Indian...
by vera_k
05 Apr 2018 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 723733

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

According to Wikipedia, the only active engine development program with any funding is for an engine for a UCAV. That perhaps explains the lack of progress or news on this front, as the UCAV project does not yet have a prototype.
by vera_k
02 Apr 2018 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1734
Views: 215723

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Re - the cost discussion From experience, expecting that a middle class lifestyle in the USA translates to a wealthy lifestyle in India does not work. For instance, sending the kids to a government school in the USA, and then wanting them to go to a private school in India does not pencil out. Howev...
by vera_k
24 Mar 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1721
Views: 229804

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

When self driving cars are around the corner, shouldn't a future tank also be able to operate by itself? Maybe have 1 operator at most. This spec for a human crewed tank seems outdated at the outset :!:
by vera_k
16 Mar 2018 22:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2055
Views: 314205

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Supratik wrote:It is politics in AP not economics.


Which of these two is it, politically?

{Deleted}
by vera_k
18 Feb 2018 06:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2055
Views: 314205

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

All the more reason that these 20+ PSBs need to be merged, modernized and made more efficient. The NPA issue isn't going to fix itself when banks are so porous. They have to be sold. Unfortunately, I'm sure all said and done, we'll find some political involvement in this fraud given that the bank i...
by vera_k
03 Jan 2018 21:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1142
Views: 60931

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

The equivalent of AYUSH practitioners are already practicing and prescribing medicine. In fact many of them are highly paid and sought after even in urban areas. Of course, some of them are no better than faith healers who prey on people's hopes for a cure. I think best way out would be to have the ...
by vera_k
31 Dec 2017 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1144
Views: 107268

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Anger grows and hope fades as Puerto Rico’s ground zero remains without power Looking at the numbers, Puerto Rico will be without electricity for a very long time. 17 million conductors, which carry the electrical charge, are needed, but just 347,000 were on the island. Workers had 7,639 insulators...
by vera_k
29 Dec 2017 05:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2055
Views: 314205

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

FATCA, the topic at hand is something that is a non issue elsewhere. Yet banks here ask everyone to sign it and (probably) share details with US authorities. Why should Indian nationals details be shared with them?? Apart from the obvious privacy issue, India isn’t a client state nor are Indians be...
by vera_k
25 Dec 2017 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1144
Views: 107268

Re: Understanding the US- Again

If they had vetoed, US would also have justified cutting UN contributions (which is largely self-defeating - present mood of UN would make it likely that UN HQ moves to Oirope) That would not be a bad thing given that the UN was set up only to ensure that the Europeans do not get at each other's th...
by vera_k
14 Oct 2017 22:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485679

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ The data in GHI report (and the low weight to height ratio) should be taken with a huge truck load of salt. In essence the GHI data is useless and not even worth the toilet paper it is printed on. The weight to height ratio even though is generally a good indicator is actually useless. The key i...
by vera_k
14 Oct 2017 21:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485679

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Before taking such reports seriously one needs to make sure the methodology is correct or not. The data in the GHI report pretty much agrees with data from GoI. The implication is that nutrition in India is not improving as fast as elsewhere in the world, which is why the country slipped in the ran...
by vera_k
11 Oct 2017 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1734
Views: 215723

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It's always been a mystery to me why we have so few IITs. We should'e had by now at least 20+ around the country,in Tier-2 cities (if Calicut can have an IIM ,why not an IIT too?) as well. The greater the proliferation of institutions of excellence like IITs,IIMs, sponsored by the GOI,the easier it...
by vera_k
08 Oct 2017 05:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1734
Views: 215723

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^
Iran and USA have something similar today for education. Couldn't find a link for Iran, but here's the US program-

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

In India, if the true cost of higher education is charged to students, then this issue can be addressed.
by vera_k
29 Sep 2017 19:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485679

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

One thing we need to understand, Indian income tax for salaried person is low, because GoI accepts it cannot provide the service Indian personal income tax rates are not that low, at least not low enough to excuse the lack of services provided by government. Worlds highest effective personal tax ra...
by vera_k
27 Sep 2017 20:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485679

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The earlier price of food in various restaurants had a tax component that was not separately shown in the all inclusive sticker price. that all inclusive old sticker price has now become the "new" price to calculate the GST, whereas it should have been the old sticker price minus the incl...
by vera_k
23 Sep 2017 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 931239

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

Why Clinton decided to release that Vajpayee letter to China and allowed it to take the centre-stage in UNSC and G-7 remains a mystery. Or, probably the Clinton administration had realized that the US was becoming more and more impotent vis-a-vis China and saw the writing on the wall. What mystery?...
by vera_k
22 Sep 2017 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3143
Views: 384202

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The U.S. Navy's most advanced submarines will soon be using Xbox controllers

The Navy is beginning to use an Xbox 360 controller – like the ones you find at the mall – to operate the periscopes aboard Virginia-class submarines.
by vera_k
08 Sep 2017 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4636
Views: 275139

Re: Deterrence

North Korea’s H-bomb test

Pakistan, incidentally, tested a new 2,200-km range Ababeel ballistic missile, which carries a MIRV (multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles) payload, for the first time in January this year.


Time for Afghanistan to start a nuclear power program :!:
by vera_k
05 Sep 2017 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 187
Views: 23896

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

^^
Well, how is that different from the current state of affairs? Rather, there would be plenty of people in ISRO, DRDO who have delivered on significant projects. Putting some of them in charge would be a start.
by vera_k
05 Sep 2017 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea
Replies: 66
Views: 5003

Re: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea

UlanBatori wrote:I am trying to figure out why Trump despite all his rhetoric, and despite having accumulated forces nearby for the past 6 months, is not striking.


OpEd in the WSJ says the President may be in favor of having Japan go nuclear, followed by South Korea and Taiwan in quick succession.
by vera_k
12 Aug 2017 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 343800

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Indian tanks crash out of international military games after engine troubles The fan belt snapped in the first tank. The reserve tank was then deployed for the race but its entire engine oil leaked just two kilometres before the end...it could not complete the race. It was sheer bad luck that led t...
by vera_k
12 Aug 2017 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485679

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

On vacation last month, I found card payments are being accepted willingly in metros. However in smaller cities, merchants refuse to accept card payments saying the network is down or the machine is not functional. Even in metros where card payments are accepted, not all merchants are able to accept...
by vera_k
04 Aug 2017 13:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 433
Views: 50891

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

yeah! just like to drink a glass of milk a man buys a cow builds a cowshed, simple behavioral change like ego management will suffice. Not the right analogy. Something like 90% of highway capacity available today is wasted because humans cannot drive as well as machines can. Behavior change in huma...
by vera_k
29 Jul 2017 10:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 485679

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Much of the external debt will be due to foreign currency deposits held by banks.

Go to advanced search