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by manish
26 Feb 2009 19:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1137
Views: 180357

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Nope. Nothing fishy going on. We participated in the RFP process for some part of the MNP infrastructure in Nov 2008. The reluctance is from the operators. Yes, this is what I believe as well. AFAIK, absence of NP is one of the key things that is keeping the already stratospheric Customer Churn Rat...
by manish
26 Feb 2009 19:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 283321

Re: Indian Education System-2

The 'financial engineering' was actually done mostly by a bunch of mathematicians and physicists or some of those who actually spcialised in so called MS(Financial Engineering) :lol: types or the Ivy League/'Haavuhd' guys. Most of the Indian MBAs, at least at the entry level/fresh off the boat, had ...
by manish
26 Feb 2009 18:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 283321

Re: Indian Education System-2

IIM placement process started this week. weekend will be the swallow that tells the summer. Yes. And day zero apparently wasn't as good as it used to be: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/I-banks-give-IIM-A-placements-a-miss/articleshow/4193360.cms The numbers, too, were not encouraging. Against ...
by manish
26 Feb 2009 17:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 283321

Re: Indian Education System-2

Read this in addition with a xpost from the elections thread by AdityaM Another low to which this Govt can stoop: from IndianExpress, 23 Jan2009, page3, under 'Political Pulse': Check page3 at: http://epaper.indianexpress.com/IE/IEH/2009/02/23/index.shtml An IIM by default In election time, even a ...
by manish
26 Feb 2009 17:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 359592

Re: Indian IT Industry

What will be the impact of the below on the IT/BPO industry? http://www.rediff.com/money/2009/feb/25bscrisis-no-tax-sops-for-outsourcing-firms-obama.htm I am not so familiar with the business model and tax structure used by outsourcing companies, so would appreciate if some guru would elaborate. Fr...
by manish
26 Feb 2009 17:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1561679

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Manish That is some great work. If some commercial site can find this information. What says, Pakis don't have this information. It is time for our CI agencies to make sure this doesn't happen again. What are they doing, sitting on their thumbs up their A$$. Well Baljeet, I am not too sure about th...
by manish
26 Feb 2009 17:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 23042

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Manish, I wondered about the bedding in because in an accident on this railway, IIRC, it was stated that it was because the earth filling had not settled down. So, I thought that maybe they wanted to use the heaviest load running on the line to tamp the earth further. Sir, you are right about that,...
by manish
25 Feb 2009 23:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 23042

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Manish, .... IIRC MBFU is what carries the tank and it is a flatbed. Here is a link for the various types of rakes and flatbeds used by the Indian Railways: http://www.irfca.org/gallery/Wagons/?g2_page=5 I think someone familiar with the Railways will be able to give the right nomenclature of what ...
by manish
25 Feb 2009 22:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 23042

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

there was a big (by our std) amphibious landing ex in gujarat recently. these vehicles probably went on ships from karwar and were returning to base in central/southern area. there is one div in south who trains for such a role. This is the most likely scenario, even I felt the same first up, espec...
by manish
25 Feb 2009 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 23042

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

An interesting point you raise. Could it be that they were trying another route so as to 'prove' it and keep it as a contingency route. Notwithstanding, it would be a circuitous route for tanks based in the South. The Konkan Railway is a newly laid track and one wonders if the tracks have 'bedded i...
by manish
25 Feb 2009 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 23042

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Manish, That is a Konkan Railway stretch. Very interesting to read that the tanks were based at Karwar! Yes, I realised that - and that is what I find intriguing. That seems to be an entire tank regiment on the move, along with its support vehicles etc. If the tanks had come from anywhere further u...
by manish
25 Feb 2009 17:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1561679

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

X-posting from the Armour thread: Not to take the focus away from the discussion, but here is a chance sighting of IA armour on the move: http://www.daijiworld.com/images1/praj_210209_trai5.jpg Udupi: Is This Army Artillery Heading Towards War Zone? Pics: Durga Digitals Daijiworld Media Network – Ud...
by manish
25 Feb 2009 17:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 23042

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Not to take the focus away from the discussion, but here is a chance sighting of IA armour on the move: http://www.daijiworld.com/images1/praj_210209_trai5.jpg Udupi: Is This Army Artillery Heading Towards War Zone? Pics: Durga Digitals Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (RD) Udupi, Feb 25: The Indian...
by manish
24 Feb 2009 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 436947

Re: J & K news and discussion

Reuters did an interview with Omar Abdullah India granted a "lifeline" after Kashmiri elections Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:37pm IST By Alistair Scrutton and Matthias Williams NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has been granted a "lifeline" after most Kashmiris voted in landmark elections but th...
by manish
22 Feb 2009 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525202

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Here's a question to RayC sir - why does OFB persist with the orange furniture for INSAS - is it purely for camo benefits in typical Indian terrain or just a carry over from the SLR/FN FAL and AK design philosophies? I do understand this has no bearing on the rifle's effectiveness as a weapon but j...
by manish
22 Feb 2009 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 525202

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

INSAS is doing well But I dont know why it is not provided to Indian police? Maharashtra police just ordered FAL SLR from Austria. If central govts look in this matter Ordeniance factory would have got a decent order :D It is provided to police in high risk areas like J&K and NE. I think the re...
by manish
15 Feb 2009 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 360129

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

...... ...... Behind the scenes the real intent is played out. In a telling series of messages in the last couple of days, the paki elite in PA and ISI have sent out the following messages: 1. Obama & Co: ..... ..... Raja Ram garu, looks like some more people hold similar views and believe in '...
by manish
15 Feb 2009 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 777942

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Perhaps a little late in the day for this, but here's a little piece published in today's NYT that talks about the new “Mumbai Model” of swarm attacks and the responses to the same by CT forces. The Kabul attack seems to have triggered this article by a member of the US military community. February ...
by manish
12 Feb 2009 01:15
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 304692

Re: Aero India 2009

Finally, a video gallery that has a 27.9 MB video of Tejas and a faulty link to some video by the aforementioned UAV manufacturer: [url] . You tubed - the music is guaranteed to give you a headache Thanks Jagan, I wanted to do it, but I did not have access to the required bandwidth to do that. Than...
by manish
12 Feb 2009 00:17
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 304692

Re: Aero India 2009

great find manish! Thank you Jagan saar! I do remember seeing some of the pics being posted on BRF earlier, but not all. Do check out the video though, gurus like you will catch something really striking out of it I am sure. It even has footage from the hi - tech NFTC testing and monitoring facilit...
by manish
11 Feb 2009 23:56
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 304692

Re: Aero India 2009

Thank you You are welcome :) Below is a sample taken from the link I posted above. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/3272582520_37c4cb53ba_o.jpg http://www.prdomain.com/mediaroom/aeroindia/ig_index.html I found this to be nice, the HAS lends an incredible touch to the pic, IMHO. The Leh set has s...
by manish
11 Feb 2009 23:28
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 304692

Re: Aero India 2009

Ah, I feel sad that I won't be able to visit this time around... Anyways, sorry if someone has already posted this, but on the official PR site of AI - 09 they have a bunch of presentations, videos and images for download. Here is the image gallery - 3 sets of Tejas pics(General/at Leh/Night Flying ...
by manish
11 Feb 2009 23:25
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 304692

AI - 09 PR Site

Double Post - damn, not my day!
by manish
29 Jan 2009 19:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 359592

Re: Indian IT Industry

Singha wrote:engrish is I think based mainly on japan. the slide creator stole a few items to better illustrate his points.

No kidding. Here's a message that used to appear in one of the most popular commercially deployed products:

"finish installing.waiting please..............." :)
by manish
29 Jan 2009 19:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 359592

Re: Indian IT Industry

a slide deck on company cultures in prc: http://www.uts.edu.au/new/speaks/2007/June/resources/1906-slides.pdf Hilarious! :rotfl: . I think it would be 'interesting' to work /visit china from "cultural interactions" wise. The Engrish stuff is absolutely cracks me up ... Vina saar, it must ...
by manish
29 Jan 2009 18:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 359592

Re: Indian IT Industry

semi-interesting: http://www.danwei.org/bbs/suicide_of_an_engineer.php a interesting slide deck on company cultures in prc: http://www.uts.edu.au/new/speaks/2007/June/resources/1906-slides.pdf Interesting. There is something called as Huawei University in Shenzen where some of the trainings mention...
by manish
29 Jan 2009 17:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 359592

Re: Indian IT Industry

OK, as far as work culture is concerned, I really don't know what to say. One thing that you notice is the all pervading sense of paranoia there (may be BR 'upbringing' has made me paranoid :eek: :eek: ). Incredibly tight IS, restrictions on laptop use etc made one wonder. One thing that stood out f...
by manish
29 Jan 2009 16:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 359592

Re: Indian IT Industry

Thanks! You don't know how much I have enjoyed reading your posts in particular over the years - I remember some of your posts about Army GSQR requirements for Arjun. That must have been way back when people like Salman etc were regulars here. Incredibly funny! Also note that they are beginning to m...
by manish
29 Jan 2009 16:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 359592

Re: Indian IT Industry

Hi, This is not exactly my first post on BRF as I did post once or twice 7 or 8 years ago. I do remember the post as I had broken the Golden Rule and posted a link to an article posted over at the Unmentionable Forum :D - only to have the post shaheedized by Dr. Shiv - I even got a 'nice' message fr...

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