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by skumar
23 Sep 2011 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 315025

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Those referring to the works of SSwamy as antics, please note. Here is a man who has probably done at least as much in the fight against corruption as AH. He might not have a base in TN probably because he cannot afford to. He was probably responsible for much of the liberalisation reforms in India ...
by skumar
23 Sep 2011 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 315025

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

25-Mar Note by the Finance Ministry on Allocation and Pricing of 2G spectrum http://static.dnaindia.com/docs/fm-letter-to-pmo-on-spectrum-allotment.pdf The former FM went against the advice of his Finance Secretary (now RBI Gov) on the issue. Wonder if Chidambaram held out against Raja to get his &q...
by skumar
22 Sep 2011 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 315025

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Three cheers for Dr. Subramanian Swamy! Oh Lord, please grant his wish of seeing Chidambaram in jail. And Lord, please grant our wish of seeing every corrupt minister in this government in jail. :rotfl: I hope the Supreme Court neither accepts the TRAI bs on "no financial loss in 2G auction&quo...
by skumar
22 Sep 2011 08:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Amber G. wrote:<snip>
(This way the minimum speed (for fox) is "improved" from (1/(sqrt(3)) to 0.5. )
Added later: For clarity, see my next post for few more comments.

I guess one can see farther on clearer days :).

Thanks.
by skumar
21 Sep 2011 08:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

<snip> For the Yugoslav problem, the answer is 2, (That is rabbit escapes if it can run 2x (or more) times faster). As gakkakad mentioned, the answer is by no means trivial. <snip> http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/4602/rabbitfox2.jpg AmberG, From the diagram above, r1 is the initial position of the...
by skumar
19 Sep 2011 10:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Angre, SriKumar, Gakakkad et al.. The duck / fox problem is interesting... But a bit clichéd ... Asked too often... <snip> Yes it has been asked quite often (with fox running 4 times as fast as the duck. Solution given above by gakakkad is nice. Duck will escape even if fox can run 4 times faster. ...
by skumar
19 Sep 2011 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

<snip>I fear for Modi/BJP and Bharat now. b/c there is a very good possibility that key sections of Modi's power base will be bought off to put pressure on Modi. The concerning part is that Modi himself is waving this communication like a schoolboy with some sort of pat on the back from a favourite...
by skumar
18 Sep 2011 13:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

OT but interesting. India's electricity T&D losses are 31%. Delhi, the stage of AH's fast, has T&D losses of 46%! Surely, like in Pakistan as in a post on the TSP thread, the government is providing "free power" to some for a price. China has T&D losses of 7%, most of it not pr...
by skumar
18 Sep 2011 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

You are talking about govt corruption. Which is a non sequitur to what I posted. I am talking purely about business men (wealth creators) making money but not paying the corrupt govt the right to dip into that tax and then use it for corrupt purpose. The act of bribes and corruption of taking money...
by skumar
12 Sep 2011 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 227071

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Well, SKumar, I really do not know how familiar you are with the various Niti and Artha Shastras, but I am afraid I have to shatter some of your illusions in these matters. <snip> “Enemies that seek to destroy us should be killed. That is what those well versed in state craft will approve and prais...
by skumar
08 Sep 2011 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 227071

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

SSridhar wrote:Will TSP be able to milk the Chinese Bull, the way it did the US ?

Interesting oxymoron. :rotfl:
by skumar
08 Sep 2011 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 227071

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

The real story could be that not only do we have internal traitors, but we are weak also. Karnad openly says we are weak in relation to China. Everyone knows that and you have heard on this forum how Clinton may have come down on the "strong" BJP in 1998. If you believe that Clinton basic...
by skumar
08 Sep 2011 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist attack on Delhi High Court
Replies: 518
Views: 31734

Re: Terrorist attack on Delhi High Court

After the prince decreed that Hindu right-wing terrorism is a bigger threat than jihadi terrorism, the list of unsolved cases has kept on growing.
by skumar
07 Sep 2011 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 227071

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

SKumar: You are mistaken in thinking that covert ops within paki stan, against the pakis means turning "criminal". All niti & artha shastras clearly segrigate State actions from Dharma & Rit, which are ristricted to personal, social morality. There are no "criminal" acts...
by skumar
07 Sep 2011 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 227071

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

What India needs is a massive level of covert ops within and among the pakis. from the mosques to the farms, villages, towns and cities. Covert operatives dedicated to kill pakiness in their respective little zones of the pakis. Send them thru afghanistan, iran, off shore, wherever except across th...
by skumar
30 Aug 2011 12:43
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 288825

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

Neshant wrote:how come India has such a sh&tty deal by comparison with these Swiss ?

Because the Indo-Swiss deal is supposed to keep nosy Indian investigators out of Swiss banks.
by skumar
28 Aug 2011 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

While the government is stuck with redrafting the LPB, let see what they can do - 1. Inclusion of PM - defense and home / foreign affairs are already being spoken of as exclusions, add to the list so as to make it impossible to implicate the PM like issues concerning national priorities - 2G can com...
by skumar
28 Aug 2011 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

ShyamSP wrote:
Kanson wrote:Question is: Did Agnivesh use Anna team or Anna team use Agnivesh or were they part of some glorious plan?

I am sure that Kejriwal, Bedi and team would have "constructively used" Agnivesh to misinform the government.
by skumar
28 Aug 2011 13:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

The ruling coalition has been brought to the table screaming and kicking and the people have seen them scream and kick in this 24 X 7 show. They have to act now like they have enjoyed it. Let us enjoy the act. Some of the chamchas will now make it seem like it all happened since the sagacity of the ...
by skumar
28 Aug 2011 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Pranav wrote:http://www.moneylife.in/article/the-pornography-of-elite-corruption-or-why-they-really-dont-want-the-jan-lokpal-bill/19283.html

+1.
by skumar
28 Aug 2011 11:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Yenn Yarr Eye sitting in Dubai declaring milestones in Indian democrazy? No maturity-vachurity saar, and the yooth will not mature overnight, this is the same yooth that voted the KanGrezz back into power in Mumbai barely 6 months after 26-11. Incidentally it was the same Luxuryking countryface who...
by skumar
26 Aug 2011 10:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Thanks, Amber G. I guess you could look at it both ways. Since I was looking at the Rs part and ignored the initial low Rs 10000 per annum, I was looking at it as a Rs 300 increment every six months or Rs 1000 every year. The Rs 50 increment every month looked intuitively low to me and hence probabl...
by skumar
26 Aug 2011 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

<snip> To sum up: 1) Sonia Gandhi proved that Indian Parliamentary Democracy could be subverted, by creating a center of extra-constitutional power. 2) In Sonia Gandhi's darbaar, many unelected "civil society" types started exercising extra-constitutional power. But between them were stru...
by skumar
25 Aug 2011 17:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

No higher mathematics needed for this one: You start a new job. This job pays Rs. 10,000 per annum, with paychecks coming in on the 1st and 15th of every month. Your boss also offers you two options: 1. You get an annual raise of Rs. 1,000 2. You get a raise of Rs. 300 every 6 months. Which option ...
by skumar
25 Aug 2011 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

habal wrote:Vishwabandhu Gupta interview:

http://www.chauthiduniya.com/2011/08/an ... ister.html

+1

Love this guy! He would be my first choice as the Lok Pal. If he becomes Lok Pal, we would not be an occupied country any longer.
by skumar
25 Aug 2011 09:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

I have a simple question onlee. Is India ready for Jan Lok Pal? Emotionally I know I am ready but I am telling you as a guy who has a good career in financial system, We will incur a significant cost in short term while doing so. Many companies will be wiped out and entire financial system will be ...
by skumar
24 Aug 2011 16:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 169119

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

<snip> To sum up: 1) Sonia Gandhi proved that Indian Parliamentary Democracy could be subverted, by creating a center of extra-constitutional power. 2) In Sonia Gandhi's darbaar, many unelected "civil society" types started exercising extra-constitutional power. But between them were stru...
by skumar
23 Aug 2011 08:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

AmberG,

Thanks for elaborating the solution patiently again to this dumb (and now I suspect blind) mujahid brought up on madrassa maths (see, we were never taught this or I was out grazing) :)
by skumar
22 Aug 2011 17:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

ArmenT ji from LPUA, Let me deconstruct your original argument - <quote> I'm going to say 0. Reason: 1. Forget all the integral numbers into the expression above because they don't play any part in the digits after the decimal point in the first place. but they do, a moments thought will make this c...
by skumar
22 Aug 2011 13:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

ArmenT ji from LPUA, If you are referring to what I said, kindly elaborate in terms that would make sense to this dumb :-? mujahid brought up on madrassa maths only. :) Edited later ... To elaborate what I am asking for, given that sqrt(2) is an irrational number and given that it can be demonstrate...
by skumar
22 Aug 2011 12:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

What are the first 100 digits after decimal point in the value of (7+5 sqrt(2))^100 ? I'm going to say 0. Reason: 1. Forget all the integral numbers into the expression above because they don't play any part in the digits after the decimal point in the first place. The digits after the decimal poin...
by skumar
22 Aug 2011 10:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

The duck and the fox

Don't answer if you have heard it before. Don't google if you have not :). There is a duck in the center of a circular lake and a hungry fox on the periphery. The duck is a strange one, it can fly only when it reaches the ground i.e. when it is in the water, it can only swim and cannot fly. The fox ...
by skumar
21 Aug 2011 20:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

If one gets on the right track, answer is quite simple... Key is: Given n weights, the answer is same, irrespective of the individual value of each of those n weights .. (as long as they are of the form 2^n) (For example, if you are given three weights.. the answer for the number of ways remains th...
by skumar
21 Aug 2011 20:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: Missing section in proof

<snip above post > It also highlights one error in example given, for n=3, (1,1,1), (1,2,1) & (1,1,2) are ok. Thanks, yes I was sloppy . (1,1,2) is ok. The recursive relationship you gave above, for even n seems to be okay but, I believe, not for odd n. (Try n=7 to see what I mean) f(n) = 1 for...
by skumar
20 Aug 2011 15:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

If order does not matter, it should be 2^(n-1), not (n-1)! + 1. But since order matters ... If order matters .... f(1) = 1 f(n) = (2 * n - 1) * f(n-1) no idea why! waiting for Amber G to enlighten :) Edited later - learnt about double factorial, so f(n) = (2n-1)!! = (2n)! / (n!)(2^n) Do the kids ge...
by skumar
20 Aug 2011 12:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

^^^ When n=2, answer is 3, (If you first put '1' (has to be on left), '2' has to be on left, but if you first put '2' on left, now 1 can be on placed on either side -- total 3 ways) Ah, I see. I was counting 1 & 2 on the left pan as the same as 2 & 1 on the left pan, in which case my formul...
by skumar
20 Aug 2011 10:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1837
Views: 134274

Re: Missing section in proof

A ticket for the cinema costs Rs 1 (well it's an old problem when ticket did cost 1 Rs), There are n people in the line, each person has either Rs1 note(bill) of Rs 2 note, the cashier has no chance when he opened the window, how many ways these people have the notes so that cashier will not run ou...
by skumar
16 Aug 2011 16:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 262342

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Anna-supporter-and-RTI-activist-shot-dead-in-Bhopal/articleshow/9622139.cms This government has lost any sheen of legitimacy that it may have had. The people of India should unite and consign these people to the dustbin of history in the next round of electi...
by skumar
14 Jul 2011 08:41
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Serial Blasts in Mumbai
Replies: 1252
Views: 88923

Re: Serial Blasts in Mumbai

Why should we depend on people who have failed to deliver? Either change the system or make the system a non-party to the problem by approaching it yourself. Show leadership in your community, arrange meetings, raise awareness. Get shit done instead of talking about it or contemplating what will ha...
by skumar
14 Jul 2011 08:19
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Serial Blasts in Mumbai
Replies: 1252
Views: 88923

Re: Serial Blasts in Mumbai

Changing our government and putting a "nationalist party in power will make absolutely no difference. Nothing will be done, but people will be happy for 3-4 years saying "Give them time - they need to undo all the bad things done by psec governments " Mumbaikars will bounce back unti...

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