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by manish
10 May 2013 13:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771966

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

In Bangalore roads are well laid, no of buses increased and even law and order is in relative control. Whatever may be the goings on behind the scenes, the handling of KSRTC and BMTC has been exemplary under BJP/R Ashoka. They are by far the most autonomous (relatively little meddling in day to day...
by manish
08 May 2013 11:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771966

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Infighting, the KJP split and deserters. Lost lots of Christian votes (yes, there were quite few that went the BJP way last time), curiously all the instigators of major incidents such as the pub/homestay attacks had all quickly jumped ship to INC/JD(S) - false flag ops anyone? BTW, look at this: P...
by manish
08 May 2013 10:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771966

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

yeah, BJP folks have to ask. Why did they lose CoKA? There are zero lingayats there. You antagonize a significant portion of the electorate (okay, I will lay it straight, the Christian and Muslim vote by default will go to Cong in the coastal areas, there is no 'Umble farmer to split that voe ) and...
by manish
08 May 2013 10:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771966

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

yeah, BJP folks have to ask. Why did they lose CoKA? There are zero lingayats there. Infighting, the KJP split and deserters. Lost lots of Christian votes (yes, there were quite few that went the BJP way last time), curiously all the instigators of major incidents such as the pub/homestay attacks h...
by manish
08 May 2013 09:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771966

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

INC leading in 103 seats now. Kinda surprised to see INC leading in the Mangalore-Udupi belt. With candidates like Mr. Palemar (renowned iPad user in the state assembly and RE baron from Mangalore city) in the fray, what else did you expect? Also, the dilli BJP brigade didn't seem to have its think...
by manish
07 May 2013 08:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Signs of a (minor) turnaround in HTC's fortunes? Looks like the early positive response to the HTC One is helping their cause and stemming the bleeding a bit. Boosted by the One launch HTC revenues rise 23% in April HTC hasn't had the best of times in the market over the past year and a half, losing...
by manish
05 May 2013 23:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771966

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I still believe BJP will win this election in spite of the exit polls claiming kangress victory. However, if I'm wrong - and I hope Im not - then I hope congress r@pe karnataka .. strip it bare and make sure everyone suffers badly. I will root for them to loot everything from my fellow kannadigas. ...
by manish
05 May 2013 12:06
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771966

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Yep. My dad actually got application forms for everybody,got them to fill them up and submitted them. Voting is still at 12% in the city . I doubt we'll see a huge turn out. Bangalore - ever the laggard when it comes to going out to vote. Mangalore/DK redportedly had already clocked 27% by 11AM. Tr...
by manish
03 May 2013 20:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The larger, heavier 777X (that would be one heck of a beast!) is apparently about to go formally into development. Boeing's board is expected to issue Authority To Offer (ATO) for the 777X as early as April per reports. The expectations are that the monster would have an even more powerful version ...
by manish
01 May 2013 20:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434884

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I saw quite a lot of bimmers on this trip to madras. Way more than last year. People are flush with money or what?! Saar, try a trip down to Hyderabad. Seems to have Bangalore and Madras beat hands down in that dept.!!! You seem to run into loads of Jaguars, Range Rovers, Land Rovers, Mercs, Audis ...
by manish
01 May 2013 11:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

On a related note, it surprises me no end to see modern, educated, IT-Vity type Indians complaining about having to pay (a high price in many cases) for privately funded/built infra such as ports, airports and tolled roads. In the absence of GoI funding, these companies have come forward and plonked...
by manish
01 May 2013 11:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

well the BLR one is no better so we are hardly in a position to throw stones on T3. dilli has a functional metro link from T3 upto CP with connections possible to multiple lines from there. BLR airport expway has been suspended halfway because the Govt ran out of project funds! lol . Well, Delhi ge...
by manish
01 May 2013 11:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The project started well and has built up a lot of the elevated road but ran out of funds and the contractors melted away. God knows when it will restart. The airport itself being private they can start terminal2 immediately as terminal1 starts to max out which will not take much time. Btw has the ...
by manish
29 Apr 2013 16:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

An interview with the Air India CMD has some pointers relevant for this discussion esp wrt to the B787 Dreamliners and the point-to-point model that they are supposed to be used for - Air India will expand aggressively this year : Rohit Nandan New Delhi: Air India Ltd will connect Delhi to Rome, Mil...
by manish
28 Apr 2013 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Invest more in the domestic side terminals i say . Screw the fatkat nris and their vocal complaints :twisted: why should khan based munnas get all the meat. HYD already seems to have gone this way. The domestic side of RGIA is far more impressive at present than the international one, and I dare sa...
by manish
28 Apr 2013 06:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I would love it if there several flights each day directly from Kolkata to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore. Then I can go through immigration and customs at Kolkata itself, book the luggage once directly to my final destination, and be done with it. I am sure people from other non-Delhi/ non-Mumbai...
by manish
26 Apr 2013 18:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Marten wrote:^manish: Got a Lumia 822 at 205USD. Now that is a good price! With 920 internals and removable battery and GG2 screen, even if the resolution is lower, it doesn't matter to someone who has trouble reading small font sizes.

saar, one can only envy you!
A great deal indeed.
by manish
26 Apr 2013 15:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

The Lumia 520, 620 and the 720 seem to have undergone a price correction. The 520 has slipped below the Rs. 10k mark with a Rs. 9,999 on FlipKart with a free 8GB SD card (Rs. 10.5k when launched just a few days back) price tag whereas the 620 is selling for Rs. 14,230 with a 16GB card thrown in (fro...
by manish
26 Apr 2013 15:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434884

Re: Indian Autos Thread

PRECISELY. Therefore, the origin of the vehicle is important. The Ford small car series is coming largely from what it learnt from allying with Mazda . Those are good. mahadevbhu saar, IMHO, that sounds like a bit of a stretch. I am sure that Ford Europe/UK might be a bit uncomfortable with that as...
by manish
26 Apr 2013 15:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434884

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Renault engines that were used in the early Zen Diesel and Esteem diesel That would be the Peugeot TUD5 1.5L engine IIRC, and not a Renault unit. Peugeot mills also did service in the Mahindras those days - the XDP 4.9 and the XD3P did service in a range of vehicles right upto some of the more upma...
by manish
19 Apr 2013 09:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

GMR, GVK protest ministry move to expand Etihad access into India New Delhi: India’s airlines and airports have opposed a request by Jet Airways (India) Ltd to increase the number of seats between Abu Dhabi and India by almost 400% :P because such a move would likely make the West Asian city a hub ...
by manish
14 Apr 2013 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Lion Air 737-800 crashes into sea while landing at Bali http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/4627410-3x2-700x467.jpg He says that the initial reports indicate that the aircraft, which was on a scheduled service from Bandung to Bali, veered off the runway 50m before its end while landing and went into t...
by manish
08 Apr 2013 10:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1622
Views: 275100

Re: India's Power Sector

Increasingly states are not counting on domestic coal and plan to import what is needed. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/bids-floated-for-udangudi-thermal-power-project/article4592631.ece In February last year , Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced the termination of the understan...
by manish
08 Apr 2013 10:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

We've had a few bad experiences with Spicejet, but Indigo cancelled flights on two occasions, leaving family members stranded. Both refused to book on Indigo again. Spice was horrible though; refusing to allow us to disembark despite a four hour delay from the original schedule. Hmm..for all the vi...
by manish
08 Apr 2013 08:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Jet has been stagnating for quite a few years now - nothing new, nothing noteable... But SpiceJet is by far the worst nowadays, on multiple fronts. They are expanding like crazy and things seem to be stretched too thin on the ground (and air!). Over the course of past one year both me and SHQ have ...
by manish
04 Apr 2013 16:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434884

Re: Indian Autos Thread

The honda jazz might work for you if the large dog can fit in the Boot area. The seats are completely foldable flat which is a jazz strong point. The Jazz is no more on the market from last month. If you are really serious about getting one, you might get lucky with something lying unsold (if at al...
by manish
28 Mar 2013 11:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Manish, That is not correct. I don't know about WB but TN/DMK was for privatizing the airport. But no one knew how to bell the AAI union cat. The reason for less protest is that Chennai airport is relatively efficiently run. It helps that mount road is right outside. Chennai has been focused on get...
by manish
28 Mar 2013 08:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

In fact, AAI should never have been allowed to execute these two projects. They have no expertise and they refuse to learn. They have made a complete mess of the new domestic and international termnal at Chennai which are still not open even after a two year delay. When they eventually open, severa...
by manish
27 Mar 2013 14:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Nexus 7 has finally come to India via the Google Play store - Rs. 15,999/-.
Now lets wait for Nexus 4, 10 and whatever else comes next. Hopefully sooner.
by manish
24 Mar 2013 21:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Big Order for Boeing 737-800 and 737MAX confirmed totaling 275 Aircraft from Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair :) Ryanair expects to sign 737 Max deal by end-year Ryanair to order 175 more 737-800s Rumour has it that RyanAir got as much as 50-60% discount on list prices for the older -800 variants. On...
by manish
16 Mar 2013 11:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

looks like the same airframe designs could serve us for next 50 years. Think of the B737 - the first version took to the skies in 1967! And in the form of the 737MAX it will live on easily for another 3 or 4 decades if not more once it starts flying by the middle of this decade. Even the A320 which...
by manish
16 Mar 2013 09:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

When being better doesn't equal victory: Samsung's curious overshadowing of HTC And in more germane terms, there's presently no rhyme or reason why HTC has continually outgunned Samsung in terms of design prowess, yet continues to bleed cash while its Korean rival mints it . Actually, there is a re...
by manish
16 Mar 2013 09:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Much like A320 and 737 it wont be surprising if 10 years down the line aircraft like 777,A380, Dreamliner and A350X are offered with 6th Gen Turbofan engine with even better fuel efficiency which is rated at 20-25 % The larger, heavier 777X (that would be one heck of a beast!) is apparently about t...
by manish
14 Mar 2013 12:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Raja Bose wrote:Is that Noo Yoik? One of my friends told me today that she saw these LG billboards making fun of Sammy.

Apparently yes - said to be right on Times Square per Engadget - LG trolls Samsung's Times Square billboards with Optimus G '4' ads
by manish
14 Mar 2013 12:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

:mrgreen:

YellJee's attempts to hit below the belt during the GSIV Launch:

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by manish
14 Mar 2013 10:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 431
Views: 110276

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Non-major ports outpace major ones in growth rate At a time the cargo traffic at major ports are conveying sluggish signals, non major ports in the country are reported to be doing better and are outpacing major ports in cargo traffic growth , according to a report by Icra. The listed non-major por...
by manish
11 Mar 2013 16:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771966

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Massive defeat for BJP in KT. Latest Results BJP is pretty much trounced in all places except Bangalore Urban. Congress seems to be on the lead all across the board. Coastal KA is (was??) more or less Sangh heartland in KA - the Mangalore Lok Sabha seat has been held for over two decades unchalleng...
by manish
06 Mar 2013 14:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Chacha trying to step on Takla Co.'s toes... Google said to be testing same-day delivery service from local retailers As if Google didn't have enough on its plate, it seems the Mountain View company is adding yet another feather to its cap by entering the delivery business. As originally reported on...
by manish
04 Mar 2013 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585473

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The carcass is now beginning to be picked apart by the circling vultures... Jet Airways seeks Aviation Ministry's nod to buy 6 Kingfisher slots Jet Airways sources said on Sunday that the airline has approached the Aviation Ministry to acquire six of the vacant slots of Kingfisher Airlines . The gov...
by manish
16 Feb 2013 08:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

micromax, karbonn etc are the same MediaTek ARM kit onlee but what about XOLO/Lava? Who makes the boards for them since its ChipZ stuff? Dunno about the ChipZ-derived Xolo X Series stuff hakim saab, but the Lava Xolo A Series are all MediaTek onlee I guess... And right on cue, they have launched th...

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