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by Sriman
05 May 2013 13:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Abhijeet wrote:Is the Amaze in the same category as the City, since it seems to be priced similarly at 9.5? Or has the City become more expensive?

These are Bangalore OTR prices with 15.4% roadtax. :cry:
City top end is 11L OTR here. Amaze petrol is a little cheaper than 9L.
by Sriman
05 May 2013 11:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 886060

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Do you part, knock on their doors and just ask them to vote. Tell them that the country is at a point where CBI Chiefs are being asked to lie in front of the Supreme Court. What kind of country do they want their children to live in? Yep. My dad actually got application forms for everybody,got them...
by Sriman
05 May 2013 09:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 886060

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Very little middle class voting at my booth so far. There were different booths in the same building for adjoining areas. The booth assigned to a poorer area had a long line and the one assigned to the middle class area had no queue. I did see a few young people coming in when i was leaving. Hopeful...
by Sriman
04 May 2013 22:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 886060

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

VikramS, one of the biggest factors in elections is how much is being paid to the mango voter. Unfortunately, this amount or the promise of goods worth x amount determines who wins. Incumbency or anti-incumbency in KA is completely irrelevant. JD-S would not have a chance of surviving otherwise. Th...
by Sriman
04 May 2013 18:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Thank you Dileep. why not go for i20 or Liva instead? its big enough. the new fiesta has very low sales I think..check tbhp threads to be sure. Didn't like the i20 and the Liva's build quality looks shaky. what is your current car and how comfortable are you with that, driving around blr traffic and...
by Sriman
04 May 2013 13:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Anyone here own the Fiesta Classic? I really liked the Figo and the dealer is tempting me with discounts on the Fiesta Classic as well. I test drove the Amaze and it was ok, but it has a 3 month waiting period. Also seems overpriced at 9.5L OTR. Is buying a sedan in Bengaluru not a good idea? My fri...
by Sriman
02 May 2013 16:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1706342

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

With that kind of attendance in a 6 lac population town, there could be a danger of BJP undershooting in the campaign. All of us have virtually written off Karnataka. Dakshin Kanada is expected to be a BJP stronghold kya ? Yes and it's also more of an ideological stronghold as well. BJP's presence ...
by Sriman
02 May 2013 12:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1706342

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Hari Seldon wrote:was wondering how non-hindi speaking kannadigas will connect with NaMo in mangalore...

It'll be tough. My father had trouble keeping up. Anyway, the main impact will be for Loksabha elections. So it's good that he starts occupying mind space.
by Sriman
27 Apr 2013 21:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Mbhu - maruti and M&M have dealer based 2nd hand car business iirc. Have heard of issues with M&M used car outlet. They don't seem to have the credibility of Maruti True Value. Maruti True Value is expensive though. You get decent deals on petrol Ritz if you look hard enough. Other options ...
by Sriman
27 Apr 2013 16:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Singha wrote:When is tata going to develop something new and exciting over the dated vista and manza? Same old looks for 15 yrs now.

When Toyota eats their lunch in the fleet business and sets their behinds on fire. Already happening, their numbers this year are terrible.
by Sriman
27 Apr 2013 14:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

^^^ either is fine. If you want both airbags and ABS, for that budget you'll have to rule out Diesel. Both AStar and Wagon R cost a little less than 5L for top end Petrol. For 50K more you can get the Figo petrol Titanium and the Beat Petrol LT (O). i10 and Brio will run close to 6L for top end var...
by Sriman
27 Apr 2013 14:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

mahadevbhu wrote:Anyways, what is a good value car to buy right now in the Indian market?

Hyundai I10, I20?
Maruti WagonR? (i am 6 feet plus)

My budget is less than 5 lakhs. Priorities are, in that order; 1. safety, 2. reliability, 3. service, 4. Price 5. fuel economy,
No idea about this.

Petrol or Diesel?
by Sriman
27 Apr 2013 12:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

^^
One more: Corolla is a premium car worth shelling 14 lakhs for.

You're spot on about Indians being suckers for badges.
by Sriman
24 Apr 2013 06:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

SaiK wrote:does chevy forrester still sells in desh?

It doesn't. Good car.
by Sriman
23 Apr 2013 21:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 313340

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

disha wrote:One thing I learnt, people *will* pay for a gizmo that will make them look rich or suave or better or different. Goes for all, arty-farty-lefty types especially.

Edited :)
by Sriman
23 Apr 2013 09:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

^^ Thank you saar. Do you think the 1L premium Swift commands over Figo/Ritz worth it? I understand Ford has cut a few corners (No adjustable head rest in the back, i can live without power windows :() but still it's pretty loaded feature wise (especially the new facelift). I will test drive all the...
by Sriman
21 Apr 2013 23:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

archan wrote:Fully Loaded Petrol is listed on Carwle as 7.69. It will go up to 9 on road?

Carwale has an OTR price feature which is pretty accurate. They ask for your details, but i haven't been spammed or called yet.

http://www.carwale.com/new/prices.aspx? ... trkprcqt=1
by Sriman
19 Apr 2013 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 249925

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Looks utterly beautiful from above. Gorgeous bird.
by Sriman
19 Apr 2013 13:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

While a percentage (perhaps half) of the cars I saw are now also available in India, there are many models that aren't in India. I was wondering why this is. Surely Dubai, and perhaps even the Middle East countries as a whole, are a much smaller car market than India? If that's so, how is it econom...
by Sriman
18 Apr 2013 19:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Vina, Sriman, Singha saar: The most important checkbox to be ticked on TBHP at least is ABS. There's a fair bit of whining happening over the availability only in certain models as against all models as reported earlier. Most of the radio noise is generated by chaps driving either a sub-compact and...
by Sriman
18 Apr 2013 19:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 886060

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

So INC can form govt on its own or needs allies? They have a good chance but they've royally messed up the ticket distribution and this might damage their chances. There are 2 factors which will determine if INC wins more than 110 seats: 1. Amount of damage to BJP caused by KJP in North KA. If KJP ...
by Sriman
18 Apr 2013 16:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I guess after years and years of whining they finally got what they wanted - something that hardly weighs more than swift, is more powerful, relatively affordable, probably more refined and diesel as well. this could take a big bite out of swift diesel and Dzire sales. The only thing that'll ever f...
by Sriman
17 Apr 2013 21:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 886060

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I will try to get some analysis on Karnataka going. Please feel free to add if you have any insight/observation about a particular area/constituency. Please keep the analysis dispassionate. Idea is not to predict but try to understand the dynamics better. No wild speculations please. 2008 assembly r...
by Sriman
17 Apr 2013 14:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

don't skimp on safety. airbags and ABS are preferred if you are doing highway. the lunatics on road are just multiplying. Yeah, absolutely. And i wouldn't write off handling completely either. I drive a Wagon R currently and that car doesn't inspire confidence on the highway when fully loaded due t...
by Sriman
17 Apr 2013 12:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 460797

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Sridhar saar, what's your take on Figo and the Ritz? I'm inclined towards the Figo because of the driving dynamics and overall VFM but i'm hearing mixed things about Ford's service and spares.
by Sriman
14 Apr 2013 18:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385593

Re: Indian IT Industry

Just picked a few thoughts from your post. A common thing which I see across all the three was that all involve heavily on the people front. It all boils down to how people are brought in, trained, allowed to gain expertise and then spread their knowledge. Do you feel that Most Revered Co. and Veg....
by Sriman
14 Apr 2013 13:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385593

Re: Indian IT Industry

A curious question since myself being a Sergent in Semiconductor/Embedded space did not have chance to understand the 'High End' services which was mentioned by Yourself and Vina. Exactly what would constitute the 'High End/High margin Services' for our IT companies. Is it something related to cons...
by Sriman
14 Apr 2013 11:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 385593

Re: Indian IT Industry

On the Most Revered Co: 1. All the talk of high end services, 3.0 etc looks good on paper, but the company is not yet equipped to deliver high end services. But then none of the other competitors are any better either. IMO, Infy fvcked up big time in the past 5 years with their HR and operational po...
by Sriman
09 Apr 2013 11:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 313340

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

what tool do you use .... I had used odin once earlier...and didnt get much success with kies I use Clockwork Recoverymod for most upgrades. I use ODIN to flash back to stock. ODIN is dangerous though, it's softbricked my phone a few times. You have to be sure USB connection doesn't blink when the ...
by Sriman
08 Apr 2013 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 313340

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

has it really added much value to your lives, shifting from image to image to eke out some N% gain? are you on your phones all the time or untethered and off the electric grid for days to make charging it at home such a problem? does it bother you that much? :) In my case, i changed ROM because my ...
by Sriman
08 Apr 2013 10:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 313340

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Lets put it this way - the natural tendency for most people is to be like sheep especially for things which are not central to their lives. They are willing to be 'guided' (or re-educated in glolious red Mao terms :twisted: ) in such matters. That is human nature and not restricted just to CE devic...
by Sriman
07 Apr 2013 12:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 308874

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

RIL, so bada bhai.
by Sriman
06 Apr 2013 08:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 886060

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

BJP should try its level best to retain vote share in Karnataka particularly in costal/Mangalore belt . If it loses even its traditional base it may become another UP tupe condition. I wonder if sending Modi is a good idea or not. I wouldn't be surprised if they lose a couple of seats there. People...
by Sriman
05 Apr 2013 19:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 177090

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

He has allies from a certain pawarful party.
by Sriman
05 Apr 2013 19:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1706342

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

rkirankr wrote:What is chappan :oops:


kapilrdave wrote:Modi once said (in light mood) that he has Chappan Ki Chhati (56 inch chest), basically saying he fears no one.
by Sriman
05 Apr 2013 17:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 313340

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Meanwhile in the world of PR :rotfl:

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by Sriman
05 Apr 2013 15:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1706342

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Btw, what's this 'Chappan' thing about? I'm sure whatever it is, it's hilarious. :roll:
by Sriman
05 Apr 2013 08:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 313340

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Gagan wrote:Who's Takla?

Jeff Bezos.

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