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by disha
13 Sep 2019 01:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211905

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://zeenews.india.com/delhi/delhi-truck-owner-fined-rs-200500-for-violating-traffic-rules-2234068.html Delhi: Truck owner fined Rs 2,00,500 for violating traffic rules Here are the reasons: 1. Overloading – Rs. 20,000+ Rs. 36,000 (Rs. 2,000 for each extra tonne. The truck had 18 extra tonnes) 2...
by disha
12 Sep 2019 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211905

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^VijayK'ji and ^Darshan'ji. I am very upset that Indian motor vehicle act just put in high monetary fine only. They should have put in lashes as well. For example, if a juvenile rich unlicensed driving under influence is caught driving, then both parents should get 50 lashes each. Of course for any ...
by disha
12 Sep 2019 02:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2610
Views: 393506

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^ I understand that she might just have resigned. https://twitter.com/MihirkJha/status/1171826792602034176 Just how heard a news report on NPR from one aizaz Hassan. Both the anchor and mr. Hassan were panning the Indian army and civilian authorities. The reporter says there is "widespread&quo...
by disha
11 Sep 2019 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

BTW, This is what I wanted to ask: Given that ISRO seems to be really busy, could it be that all those ppl sitting in Mission Control are permanent full-time Mission Controllers? :eek: Like Air Traffic Controllers? I thought they were rocket-scientists pulled out of the machine shop, lorry pool, ca...
by disha
10 Sep 2019 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Thanks to all the RF warriors trying to get a lock on C2Lander.

Hoping for the best.
by disha
08 Sep 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Gagan wrote:Maybe they can fire the rockets to straighten and stand it up!


Communication loss. Once they establish communication, they can do something about it.
by disha
08 Sep 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^Picklu Saar. Vishnu Som and Ballava Pagla, same-same - no difference. Your statement here: Vishnu Som, Shiv Aroor - all get our goat at the first disagreement with majority view. Pallava is getting it now is absolutely wrong and untrue. I would just recommend reading posts above yours to understand...
by disha
08 Sep 2019 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

That Doppler curve shows steady deceleration during the rough braking phase. If the craft were tumbling then, the deceleration would have been erratic (since the direction of rocket acceleration would be unsteady), and would have showed in the Doppler plot. Then the rough braking ends, and unfortun...
by disha
08 Sep 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

PrannoyRoyNDTV I agree. It’s absolutely sick. Yes, Pallava made a mistake, a terrible rude mistake and NDTV has said so. Pallava has apologised - sincerely. He has apologised to NDTV too. That’s it. Pallava has done more for ISRO & India’s science than all the ghastly trolls put together. https...
by disha
07 Sep 2019 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

If true, about shifting to two retro rockets during the last stages four retro rockets would have been a better way to go, especially in the final stages. the general principle being a risk is reduced as the criticality increases I thought it was shifting to a single central rocket engine in the fi...
by disha
07 Sep 2019 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

It will not be a hardware error. I think it is a software error. Terrain mapping and navigating was always going to be challenging. Terrain mapping kicks in during the soft landing phase and that is where things did not work out. One would never know what kind of hazards it will find there and the h...
by disha
07 Sep 2019 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Gagan wrote:Final image:
Image


This deviation is where I gasped.
by disha
06 Sep 2019 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Here is Sri Madhavan Nair explaining the complexities of C-2 https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/chandrayaan-2-is-a-very-very-complex-operation-says-isro-ex-chief-madhavan-nair-7280851.html On-board cameras will be mapping the terrain, sending the pictures to us. Then we will have to select the a...
by disha
05 Sep 2019 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Is the gravitational pull near lunar pole stronger than at lunar equator ? It could be vice versa. Unless one sees the full gravitational map of moon, it will be difficult to call that out generically. For example, Apollo landings on Moon's equator were on basalt plain which are generally denser an...
by disha
04 Sep 2019 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^Monsoons? We can take the monthly launch capability to the Indian space page. Landing at South Pole of Moon will be the first time ever for any nation. It is by far more complex than landing at Moon's equator which is relatively flat. I am praying that Chandrayan-2 finds ice on moon and we would be...
by disha
04 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2345
Views: 347661

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Sadiq Khan hasn't been able to bring crime down on his own streets, or even the Home Office as police numbers had been cut repeatedly by May as Home Secretary. If you think Sadiq is unreasonable be very afraid if Diane Abbott were to step into the Home office in a caretaker government scenario. Ind...
by disha
02 Sep 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

SwamyG wrote:Soft landing at the polar site calls for group lungi dance.


+72. That would be an immense achievement and a first by any nation.
by disha
02 Sep 2019 00:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3745
Views: 677245

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There is some rona-dhona again going on about FDI. I hope posters instead of doing a rona-dhona about FDI and how bad the dukh-onomy (portmanteau meaning sad-economy) is actually go and grab some data! Here are links from google chacha: https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/india-rec...
by disha
30 Aug 2019 23:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3745
Views: 677245

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Putting this thoughts quickly and in passing (rushing between tasks) Could April-May-June quarter slow down is seasonal? Also July-Aug-Sept quarter will be "slow". With elections spending mopped up in April, will there not be a natural slow down in May/June? How was the marriage season in ...
by disha
29 Aug 2019 04:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211905

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Reserves belong to the shareholders and not to the company (RBI). the reserves truly belong to the GoI and ultimately to the public. +72. what exactly was/is its risk universe and what are the mitigations that it seeks to deploy, does anyone actually know This is the print article on RBI https://th...
by disha
29 Aug 2019 01:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211905

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Basically last five years RBI was with holding funds from govt. The average transfer was 0.5 lakh crores. This time it was 1.76 lakh crores. i.e. greater than 3X average. What gives? Essentially RBI and coterie were hiding this money for RaGa to give away once he came back to power. He would have r...
by disha
28 Aug 2019 12:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3745
Views: 677245

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^Thanks. I corrected my post. I was afraid that I might have added a zero in the original 7x10^12 figure. But did not realize that the conversion rate of INR to USD was messed up! :-(. All the zeroes I ate somewhere got regurgitated here in rupee conversion... And Karthik'ji, yes I also agree that b...
by disha
28 Aug 2019 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226835

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^RSatchi'ji, please get on twitter. There are several legal eagles on twitter who would be ready to fight for a cause. Maybe pro-bono. In fact Kashmiri Pandits should create a legal grievance cell, pool their resources and sue Hurriyat, NC, PDP and KM individuals. Both civil and criminal cases can b...
by disha
28 Aug 2019 10:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3745
Views: 677245

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

RBI maintains a huge war chest for different contingencies (currency and interest rate risks, etc.). Currently it has 7,00,000 Crores of reserves for this purpose, which is considered too much by some. Hence GOI demand for return of a big chunk of these reserves. Let's put 7 lakh crore in words, th...
by disha
28 Aug 2019 02:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3745
Views: 677245

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Here is the way I look at borrowings: ... Since "money" is a limited quantity, the net will be rise in interest rate for borrowings and fall in interest rates for saving... Incorrect. Money is not a limited quantity. Neither is wealth, which is a distinct concept. I am not trying to be sn...
by disha
28 Aug 2019 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The landing point ..( (-70.90267°, 22.7811°) (Bottom of the picture - slightly left from the middle) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Moonmap_from_clementine_data.png That area looks so pockmarked with craters, it will be an immense feat to pull this landing off.
by disha
27 Aug 2019 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1877
Views: 226835

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I have pooch for legal-eagles on the Forum 1. What is the legal option of Kashmiri Pandit who were either forced to sell land for pittance on duress or has been illegally occupied by KM Can the full force IPC both civil and criminal laws be enforced to evict the illegal occupation. Also can they ex...
by disha
27 Aug 2019 03:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211905

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Once BREXIT happens then Irish Re-Unification will be on the table as they need economic integration with EU via open border with Irish Republic. BTW Northern Ireland was partitioned in 1921 as part of declaring Irish Republic The English practiced every trick of colonialism on the Irish first. Sco...
by disha
26 Aug 2019 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211905

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^There in hangs another tale. If one has to follow just the lutyens journos or what I call #mediapimps, one would not be able to see the people behind the power. It takes a team and ideas and execution and laying out processes - election is hardwork and intelligence. That is why I always believe a d...
by disha
26 Aug 2019 06:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211905

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

He was active way before that. During emergency, then he was with MM Joshi when the BJP group unfurled the tricolour at Lal Chowk Srinagar in 1992. He was the party in charge of Gujarat in 1995 when the infamous Khajurai vs Hajuria revolt happened. Modi was dragged into it and he promptly resigned....
by disha
25 Aug 2019 05:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali
Replies: 37
Views: 2261

Re: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali

Really sad. No words yet to express the anguish.
by disha
25 Aug 2019 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Amber G. wrote:Edited later: Some one has already pointed it out.. For Moon, convenient is to use GM = 5*10^12 (in SI units) to do quick calculation in your head.


Thanks!

PS: Doing it with my thumbs and in process eating couple of more zeroes became easier for me now ... :cry:
by disha
25 Aug 2019 01:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 2815

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

Calibrate inputs appropriately and you can have "pollution free" or "zero-emission" or even "negative-emission" internal combustion engines! Could you elaborate on the bolded and coloured bit? I didn't get that. Emissions (or rather air pollutants including GHG) can be...
by disha
25 Aug 2019 00:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 2815

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

If I were to draft an Energy source mix, here would be my inputs: Base load 1. Nuclear Power (fission and fusion) 2. Tidal Power* 3. Thermal Power Peakers 1. Gas fired station 2. Battery backups Localized power sources 1. Hydro-electric 2. Bio-fuels and Bio-gas 3. Mini & micro hydro-turbines 4. ...
by disha
24 Aug 2019 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^ Why should there be no color on Moon? ( noob question .. not comment ) It will not be colorless for sure. However given the basalt (iron rich), magnesium & titanium content in the moon dust, and the harsh sunlight (no atmosphere to disperse the light) dark blues, green blue, dark rusts, grey ...
by disha
23 Aug 2019 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1878
Views: 199542

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Is the objective of Chandrayaan our viewing pleasure? Not necessary for C-2 itself, but a resounding *yes* that the future planetary missions *must* think of enhanced visual and aural coverage. If exploration is not made fun, it is useless. Exploration has to be fun and must touch the very base of ...
by disha
23 Aug 2019 21:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 2815

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

Diesel is preferred by the transport/tourist industry and all heavy vehicles are generally diesel based hence getting to BS-VI gets the most bang for buck for NOX/SOX emissions overall. It will take a good 2-3 decade before world switches over to EVs. There will be still industries where Diesel/Gaso...
by disha
23 Aug 2019 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1920
Views: 211905

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So how much CONgoons leached India with their scams since 1947? 4820690000000 Rupees Or 482069 Lakh Crore Rupes / Four lakh crore rupees Or Sixty-Eight Billion Eight Hundered Million US Dollars https://zeenews.india.com/india/congress-saga-of-scams-rs-4820690000000-public-money-looted-in-70-years-22...
by disha
23 Aug 2019 05:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 2815

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

HG'sir, you should look at Tesla then :-) It has several super charger station and you will not have any range anxiety and your charging times are fast. And power is getting reliable in India. However the way I see it evolve will be battery swaps in the 2/3 wheeler segments. There will be charging s...
by disha
23 Aug 2019 03:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 2815

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

HG, you will get 30% tax deduction next year. So your 56k (add in any other cost, like even laying down the wire) will cost you some 40k. That is great savings. I have 5.2KW, now the installer is out of business and I have to find a new one who can work the previous ones. Have some 60k miles on my E...

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