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by paramu
21 Apr 2012 06:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 238236

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

GARY SHILLING: Here's Why The US Is About To Plunge Into A New Recession While he pointed to various data points and recounted a number of anecdotes to prove his point, Shilling's argument was simple: the consumer strength we saw earlier this year was fleeting and highly accommodative policy from t...
by paramu
21 Apr 2012 06:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 238236

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Matt Taibbi Thinks That The Big Wall Street Banks Are About To Enter A Death Spiral the impending Moody's downgrade of a few of the major Street players — BofA, Morgan Stanley, Goldman and Citi. We know that earlier this week, Black Rock's Larry Fink said that if some of these banks were downgraded...
by paramu
17 Apr 2012 23:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 185135

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

Is this the hotel in which the (now in)famous Plaza accord was signed with Japan?
by paramu
17 Apr 2012 23:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Drones.... Where are you? We miss you. Earlier pakis used to provide us the entertainment in this forum but they stopped after some time. Recently you guys took over that role and I was relieved that somebody decided to make this forum entertaining. Now, I really miss you. Please come back...... :((...
by paramu
13 Apr 2012 02:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 402342

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

lakshmikanth, what are you saying? Our eminent newbie is a champion in many internet forums on India, and has established his mark in those forums. Now you want to study him like a guinea pig in BRF? What has this come to? You guys have no knowledge of what India and world are. :((
by paramu
12 Apr 2012 22:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

What happened to the drones? Did they suddenly gain wisdom or what?
by paramu
10 Apr 2012 05:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 29341

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

Yunnan was Hindu before Hans took over. May be Indians should start claiming Yunnan as part of India.
by paramu
06 Apr 2012 22:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Mods:

Could you please start a" PRC Benis" thread for drones to post whatever they like there? Transfer relevant posts from this thread to that. Sanity of this thread has to be reclaimed.
by paramu
05 Apr 2012 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 472307

Re: Internal Security Watch

There are reports that Italian clergy is visiting Kerala to negotiate the release of Italian marines. They are meeting Latin Catholic Church (the Catholic Church division for fishermen caste) and also met victims' families.
by paramu
05 Apr 2012 23:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

That is okay bosemulla.... China is still amazing. I don't think India will ever catch up with PRC. They are the sooper pawar in waiting... May be eternally.
by paramu
03 Apr 2012 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 317457

Re: Geopolitical thread

What is US's interest in oil security in middle-east? US imports more oil from Canada than total oil import from middle east. This is in addition to that from Mexico, Venezuela etc.
by paramu
19 Mar 2012 22:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

India under-report its economy stats? Not at all, sir. For example India claims its consumption to be a 1/2 strong of China's. GDP is 1/4 of China but the proportion of consumption is "twice as higher". Sir, Indian just buy almost any commodity products 1/6 to 1/10 of China. Just give me ...
by paramu
17 Mar 2012 07:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Great Video. . It's curious that no indian guys have commented on it so far. This is another example of what Shanghai statistics (though this video may not be) is trying to do - create a great impression - and not pretend like a pig to eat the tiger. Rather a poor panda pretending like a mythical d...
by paramu
17 Mar 2012 07:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Indian GDP is reported by many people, GoI, RBI, ADB, IMF, WB etc and they all can collect their data as they want. It is out there in the open. Their reports weren't much different from that of GoI's. Now, please explain how did Nomura compute India's GDP? BTW, India didn't hide its inflation numbe...
by paramu
16 Mar 2012 23:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

:rotfl:

Shanghai statistics is NOT under reporting of data, and in fact it is just the opposite. It refers to over reporting and cooking up data to impress others.
by paramu
09 Mar 2012 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1576
Views: 151441

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

Did anyone ask the Italians how they would have reacted if some merchant ship killed couple of Italians off their coast?

Looks like the point of discussion in the media is moved from justice for victims's family to freedom for murderers.
by paramu
08 Mar 2012 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 288286

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Sri Lanka row over Catholic letter on human rights One of Sri Lanka's governing parties has called for the prosecution of a leading bishop after he condemned the government's human rights record. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Mannar and 30 priests wrote to the UN Human Rights Council calling for an ...
by paramu
29 Feb 2012 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 29341

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

Antony said Arunachal is an integral part of India as Jammu and Kashmir and as defence minister it was his right and duty to visit the state, which has recently celebrated 25th anniversary of its statehood. "I was surprised to see such a reaction. True. Antony should not have responded like th...
by paramu
28 Feb 2012 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 472307

Re: Internal Security Watch

Evidence of involvement of foreign NGOs against Koodamkulam project shows that the church in TN that was against the project is working for foreigners.
by paramu
25 Feb 2012 07:33
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 238236

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

'Europe is poor so should live within its means' Looks like Mahathir Mohammed reads this thread, at least Neshant's posts. "And you can't remedy that by printing money. Money is not something you just print. It must be backed by something, either good economy or gold." ... In particular, ...
by paramu
24 Feb 2012 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 472307

Re: Internal Security Watch

Under all round attack , Cardinal Mar George Alencherry in a press statement said he was misquoted by the Italian press agency . "The report of the Italian press agency is wrong. The agency removed the report and expressed their apology for the mistake. I have not tried to intervene in this ma...
by paramu
24 Feb 2012 23:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 185135

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

PM's advisers see current a/c deficit worse than in 1991 Want govt to raise excise duty and service tax rates, cut subsidies Very misleading title. Current account deficit is different from raising excise and service taxes. The title gives an impression that the solution suggested for BoP issue is ...
by paramu
22 Feb 2012 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 472307

Re: Internal Security Watch

Involvement of Cardinal in the interest of Italian government raises some potential risks about the clergy. First of all, this is a law and order issue and a clergy has no role to play there. Similar to what we saw at Koodamkulam, they are now acting to protect the interest of outsiders. In future, ...
by paramu
16 Feb 2012 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 29341

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

ManuT wrote:My point was to point out the problems involved

Which was your point? Are you VikramS?
by paramu
11 Feb 2012 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 29341

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

^^^
The day Indian foreign minister stops proclaiming that status, Tibet ceases to be a PRC territory.
by paramu
11 Feb 2012 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 29341

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

if what India and China really need are buffer states to be at peace, rather than we give up Tibet, how about you voluntarily give up Kashmir and the NEFA? Done! Well.. there starts the conflict. :-) If Chinese occupation of Tibet is justfied because some Chinese dynasty was the overlord of Tibet s...
by paramu
11 Feb 2012 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 29341

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

heech , You are quite right that there is no historical precedent as that of India and China, two huge imperial civilizations that had so little conflict (compared to Persia and Greece/Rome for example). However, its not like there wasn't any competition at all: People miss a point here. Historical...
by paramu
03 Feb 2012 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 402342

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

[Deleted as Off Topic. Please exercise some restraint in posting.]
by paramu
25 Jan 2012 06:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 238236

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Oil-for-gold: Iran to dodge US ban with metal shield?

by paramu
24 Jan 2012 01:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

pandyan wrote::mrgreen: Infact, I had asked the same question to TheChola...but never got a response.

That sounds like an eternal Pandya-Chola wars.. Sorry for the OT.
by paramu
11 Jan 2012 04:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 238236

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Had Barry not spent that money, America, and there by rest of the world too, would have experienced a serious contraction.
by paramu
10 Jan 2012 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 29341

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

Let the officer, for whom PRC said he doesn't need visa, go to PRC and also visit Tibet. His point of view should be that he doesn't need visa to visit Tibet and he will travel to Tibet using Indian passport. If that works, India should issue passports to many Tibetan refugees with place of birth ma...
by paramu
30 Dec 2011 06:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 120598

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Japan's population was/is only 1/10 of China. 1990 Japan was a nation with a per capita GDP at the top of world, almost 1.5 times of America at that time. To say, it was already at the peak, so almost no further space left. You are only partially correct in your analysis. Japan started coming down ...
by paramu
19 Dec 2011 05:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 568719

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Perhaps one needs to change the premise. One should say that some officers of the Russian Federal Security have been bought over by the CIA who are trying to precipitate a worsening of the Indo-Russian relations using a ban on BG, so that America can have Indian defense contracts only for itself an...
by paramu
19 Dec 2011 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 568719

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

RajeshA wrote:I have seen ISKCON followers going around in their sandals in freezing cold to show their commitment to the faith.

Every organization can find useful idiots.
by paramu
14 Dec 2011 09:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Elements of Monetary Science
Replies: 150
Views: 3111

Re: Elements of Monetary Science

The money that is lent out coming back to the bank for safe keeping, is not really a surplus money. That is just borrowed money. The asset value effect of FRB lending out 9X original cash is same as lending out 9X money directly without FRB. When asset prices go up in FRB, because of the availabilit...
by paramu
09 Dec 2011 07:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Elements of Monetary Science
Replies: 150
Views: 3111

Re: Elements of Monetary Science

Pranav wrote:If Dick did not increase the money supply by borrowing 8 coins and lending 5, he will not increase the money supply if he does the same thing n times. n times zero is zero.

Then how did prices go up?
by paramu
09 Dec 2011 07:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Elements of Monetary Science
Replies: 150
Views: 3111

Re: Elements of Monetary Science

So you agree that FRB causes prices to go up, which is similar to causing inflation. I would say that the equilibrium for wages and prices is at a higher point. If there is no increase in money supply, how did the price point go up? It is same as printing more money without FRB. Effectively both ar...
by paramu
08 Dec 2011 03:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Elements of Monetary Science
Replies: 150
Views: 3111

Re: Elements of Monetary Science

Without fractional reserve, a lot of the gold coins would remain sitting in vaults and under mattresses. So, with a smaller amount of currency circulating, wages and prices would tend to be lower. With fractional reserve, the equilibrium will be at a higher level. Which is not a bad thing, everythi...

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