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by manish
11 Feb 2013 13:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Bill + warranty.
by manish
08 Feb 2013 11:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 327796

Re: Indian Roads Thread

in BLR they are giving permits for ever more new office complexes off the ORR without ensuring the small service roads can actually cope which they certainly cannot...even the new service roads and flyovers are not good quality....but the BDA is happy to make money from all comers. their bosses in ...
by manish
05 Feb 2013 08:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 327796

Re: Indian Roads Thread

^^ Every city needs to have well planned, good quality ring roads. These can bring about a multitude of benefits. Among Indian cities, I was mighty impressed with the ORR in HYD - although they got into the party a little later compared to some of the other big cities, they did a good job with it - ...
by manish
04 Feb 2013 09:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1486
Views: 162950

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

There is some animosity towards IT-Vity folks in Chennai and any politician seen putting up facilities will likely go down. IT-Vity people are only to be milked and pay taxes. Considerable truth in that.OTOH,a MRTS line will accelerate development in OMR and this could be one of the economic powerh...
by manish
02 Feb 2013 10:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 156659

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

EPA boss is usually a political appointee. The current one is one such, though the previous one was a career one, due to Bush jr's image issues after the horse-breeding gent's Katrina fiasco :oops: AFAIK, the current frizzy haired dude in India has been even (heavy) handed against all state govts, ...
by manish
31 Jan 2013 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Thorsten seems to be lead from behind type but he could definitely do some slick presentation to keep audience engaged and excited. Vivek Bharadwaj did a wonderful job demonstrating and selling BB10 and so did Marty Mallick from alliance perspective. May be I missed but wished to see or hear much m...
by manish
23 Jan 2013 20:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Longish post ahead, sorry! News is surfacing about a wide-ranging no-hire pact that was/is in place amongst the Silly-con valley biggies. I think a class action suit is in the works by employees who claim to have been affected. In a starring role of course is (err..was) of course The Mahdi (just see...
by manish
23 Jan 2013 20:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

they will soon fall prey to imperial overreach one expects just like NOK and just like APPLE in the past . they need to line up the next set of killer products after the steam runs of out of the galaxy line, which it naturally will in some 2 yrs. I dont think their android tablets are selling much....
by manish
21 Jan 2013 19:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

the mmx canvas 2 cannot be found anywhere offline or online right now. it sold out. and mmx strangely keeps showing its TV ad when no stock is there, faithfuls claim a canvas 3 is inbound. yday I gifted a samsung galaxy duos to my wife to clear the route for my own upg. I even exchanged SMS with ma...
by manish
21 Jan 2013 10:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585477

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Meanwhile back home, the the govt run by baba-log and their babudom goes into CYA mode over the already forgotten IX-812 crash at Mangalore: Mangalore air crash: panel formed to implement preventive steps New Delhi: Thirty months after India’s deadliest plane crash in a decade left 158 people dead i...
by manish
15 Jan 2013 07:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

The big part is my personal peeve, not public's. Apparently the part in question which got volume reduction is the iphunwa5 display....worrying..... Well, WSJ says it is display and other components as well: Apple Cuts Orders for iPhone Parts The Cupertino, Calif., company has also cut orders for c...
by manish
14 Jan 2013 16:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Apple Cuts Orders for iPhone Parts Apple Inc. has cut its orders for components for the iPhone 5 due to weaker-than-expected demand , people familiar with the situation said Monday. Apple's orders for iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half of what ...
by manish
06 Jan 2013 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Chacha ups the ante :lol: Many Windows Phone users report being cut off from Google Maps (update) Update 2: Google has issued a statement on the situation to Gizmodo: The mobile web version of Google Maps is optimized for WebKit browsers such as Chrome and Safari. However, since Internet Explorer i...
by manish
05 Jan 2013 10:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

While we are on the subject of developing apps for rival platforms, how about a high quality office app for Linux, iOS and Android from M$? They seem to be just around the corner... New leaks suggest Microsoft Office for iOS could launch soon Exclusive: Microsoft Office for iPhone, iPad, and Androi...
by manish
05 Jan 2013 09:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 327796

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Did my 850 + KM Chennai - BNG - Chennai trip in the usual NH-4-46 route. Have to say the condition of the highways have deteriorated terribly. In a sense, the condition is bad in terms of a large number of diversions to make way for new overhead passes and new lanes so they are for the eventual goo...
by manish
29 Dec 2012 10:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 327796

Re: Indian Roads Thread

One more setback for our highway development efforts which anyway have taken beating ever since UPA came to power in 2004: GMR Group drives off Ahmedabad highway Sources said the GMR Group has said NHAI has not done what it had promised to do under the contract and so this was a “material default” o...
by manish
15 Dec 2012 09:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Looks like Google is now trying to undermine Windows Phone by pulling support for ActiveSync... Google makes Gmail sync harder on rival platforms by dropping Exchange ActiveSync for consumers Google drops a Gmail-shaped bomb on Windows Phone Windows Phone doesn't have a native GMail app like the iOS...
by manish
02 Nov 2012 11:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273512

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

India main...who has experience with both nokia lumia navigation and android navigation??? which one ? Apparently Nokia navteq is king here, with offline maps and all. When I tried it out in real life, it locked on instantly to the GPS, gave good navigation and all. Problem is the windows platform....
by manish
22 Aug 2012 10:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 327796

Re: Indian Roads Thread

^^The article is in circulation 'cause it was quoted in another article critical of Indian (and other governments') focus on road infra investments. The article argued that the investments should instead have been directed into improving our power grids. The article is here . Interestingly, instead ...
by manish
06 Jun 2012 11:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434887

Re: Indian Autos Thread

^^^ <<< First up: I am not lucky (or rich) enough to own one :P >>> Enough has been said about the positives of the model in the press and elsewhere, so I guess you are already well aware of those. On the downside, I saw somewhere on Team-BHP that quite a few niggling gremlins have cropped up on man...
by manish
21 May 2012 18:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 359697

Re: Indian IT Industry

CSCO freshers always crib their classmates in juniper, ericsson, huawei , not to speak of google or microsoft make much more. I would agree that CSCO fresher pay and even upto mid level is poorer than its peers in general. but FWIW it compensates for it in other ways or so the HR claim is. Oh, when...
by manish
12 Apr 2012 19:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1486
Views: 162950

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Chennai (Perungudi)-Cuddalore IR line is supposed to help with connectivity along OMR and beyond. This is a sanctioned project although actual progress on the ground is very little. The alignment has been more or less frozen in 2011 itself. It would dive East after starting off near Perungudi MRTS a...
by manish
03 Apr 2012 11:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585477

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

That's correct. IIRC he also has an A319 (?) for personal use.
by manish
20 Mar 2012 15:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 327796

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I have never done that drive. you need to ask someone who has done it recently. there are atleast 4 routes. (shortest)blr -> mysore -> madikeri -> sulya -> (meanest)blr -> hassan -> shiradi ghat -> (even a innova might scrape bottom on this one, 12km could take 6 hrs if truck accident occurs) (scar...
by manish
20 Mar 2012 10:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406719

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Well, you really need to take Econ 101. There is something called "switching". Buses and planes compete with rail for passengers and trucks and waterways for freight. And vina saar, the more dangerous switching that is about to happen is the one away from IR (and towards road) for freight...
by manish
20 Mar 2012 10:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406719

Re: Indian Railways Thread

indeed. but good inter city buses of the multi-axle Merc/Volvo kind can also steadily keep to 110-120 range and eat up the miles. good enough for say upto 700km - a 9hr journey if you include a couple stops in between and some bottlenecks. we need more 4 laning and dedicated expways like the one be...
by manish
14 Feb 2012 12:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1137
Views: 180409

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Chinese Hackers Suspected In Long-Term Nortel Breach For nearly a decade , hackers enjoyed widespread access to the corporate computer network of Nortel Networks Ltd., a once-giant telecommunications firm now fallen on hard times. Using seven passwords stolen from top Nortel executives, including t...
by manish
02 Feb 2012 11:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1137
Views: 180409

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Supreme Court cancels grant of 2G licences
The Supreme Court today cancelled the grant of 2G licences. It held that 122 licences for 2G spectrum were granted in arbitrary and unconstitutional manner.
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The court asked TRAI to make fresh recommendation on grant of 2G licences.


Ouch...
by manish
07 Jan 2012 11:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293184

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

>> The market changed drastically yet they were plodding the custom RISC hardware trail. bismillah, thats not a unique trait to sun...apple stuck to motorola too long after it was apparent intel would rule. inertia is hard to overcome esp if it involves lot of extra work and history. intel has not ...
by manish
05 Jan 2012 13:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3372
Views: 228676

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

Even where better prices were paid to contract farmers, data available suggests that input costs have been higher. Simple economic logic tells us that nobody pays more for a commodity that can be obtained for less. Business is about extracting profits and not about charity. :lol: Your post is in di...
by manish
29 Dec 2011 16:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434887

Re: Indian Autos Thread

5. Fiat Palio - stay away! Haven't seen a SINGLE palio that seems to have held up well. Plus issues with After Sales Service at Tata dealerships is there. Will get one real cheap though. No experience with diesel Palios but I cannot agree with the SINGLE Palio not having held up well comment. Mine ...
by manish
29 Dec 2011 13:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434887

Re: Indian Autos Thread

1500-2000Kms a month is prime diesel territory though :mrgreen: If you're planning to use it for 2 years, that's about 40-45,000 KMs. The difference in fuel expenses will come up to around Rs 120,000. (Assuming around 15kmpl for diesel and 12 kmpl for Petrol, existing rates for petrol/diesel). Expe...
by manish
29 Dec 2011 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 434887

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Your options are a little limited with that budget for a diesel. Diesels have very high resale value. For 3L, you're looking at a 6+ year old car. And in most cases you'd have no ABS or airbags. Your options are: 1. Mitsubishi Lancer diesel. You'll find high mileage vehicles at your budget. But it'...
by manish
28 Dec 2011 14:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1486
Views: 162950

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Meanwhile my childhood playing area, Thir Vi Ka Park in Shenoy Nagar has been totally damaged. I feel atleast Bengaluru the ORR, NICE road and newer sections are better planned than the outskirts of Chennai like, ECR, OMR etc . Alternate roads are few and all the side roads are 20 feet wide, when h...
by manish
14 Dec 2011 17:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 95396

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

His political short sightedness is now costing the nation in terms of fraying of fraternal feelings that long existed between Keralites and Tamils. Regarding the controversy about the safety of the dam, a possible solution could be to substantially enhance the evacuation capacity of the pipeline ca...
by manish
03 Dec 2011 10:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406719

Re: Indian Railways Thread

IIRC both laloo & mamata raised fares only to back down when protest was raised. Laloo in particular then resorted to surcharges for every little thing. So in reality fares have gone up. Still passenger fares are only a 30% or so chunk of income. The real meat is in freight . AFAIK nothing new ...
by manish
02 Dec 2011 16:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406719

Re: Indian Railways Thread

partha wrote:Weren't we told how Laloo turned the Railways into profit? What happened suddenly? Either Laloo was doing a Satyam or UPA 2.0 mismanaged Railways.

I would say it was a bit of both!
by manish
22 Nov 2011 10:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 431
Views: 110281

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Thanks to the incompetence, among many other things, of the UPeeA government, we've missed out on almost 6-8 years of good infrastructure development. Not a single port project awarded this year by shipping ministry The shipping ministry has failed to award a single port project out of a planned 24...
by manish
16 Nov 2011 09:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5732
Views: 585477

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

http://www.timesnow.tv/Debate-Who-will-bail-Kingfisher-out---1/videoshow/4388979.cms http://www.timesnow.tv/Debate-Who-will-bail-Kingfisher-out---2/videoshow/4388980.cms Rahul Bajaj has intellectual integrity and is to the point and eloquent on this matter, unlike Suhel Seth in the debate posted a ...
by manish
11 Nov 2011 15:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3372
Views: 228676

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

Swarnabhumi hasn't really started construction has it. There is a hoard near the Airport about construction starting in 2010. :wink: In any case that is nearer Pondicherry. This is near the Hindustan College of Engineering where I went to visit an old Professor friend of mine. There was a Chettinad...

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