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by a_bharat
04 Feb 2015 04:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 432
Views: 34121

Re: Indian investments thread

As I am based out in India I am planning to invest a good sum of money in Debt GILT Fund and Income Funds for Long Term , These are for my Retirement Fund so safety is a factor. The Goal is to start STP from these funds to different SIP. Since these debt funds are traded in Market I would like to k...
by a_bharat
28 Jan 2015 05:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 432
Views: 34121

Re: Indian investments thread

I think it is the same in USA. Active managed funds can provide better performance but can also provide worse performance. The last report I saw said 80% of mutual fund managers underperform the index. India isn't much different in this regard. Index fund reduce risk so less stress and aggravation ...
by a_bharat
27 Jan 2015 13:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 432
Views: 34121

Re: Indian investments thread

Here is my shortlist based on Funds' track records in last 5-10 years. I intend to consolidate 80% of my investments in balanced funds (currently dispersed between several equity and debt funds 50-50). Balanced HDFC Balanced ICICI Pru Balanced HDFC Prudence Birla Sunlife 95 Large & Mid Cap ICICI...
by a_bharat
16 Jan 2015 10:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 179347

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

disha wrote:For an aam-mango abdul living in say B'gloru or Mumbai or C'nai or Delhi or Gurgaun with a 20 lakh Rs. loan on the aam-flat - your interest will come down by 50,000 Rs. (this is @5k Rs. saving every month).

25 basis points on 20L is 5K only, or Rs. 400 per month.
by a_bharat
15 Jan 2015 13:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 179347

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

^^
How is it deeper? 25 basis points is the minimum step.
by a_bharat
26 Oct 2014 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2857
Views: 127490

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

MSA is simply a charlatan trying to pass off as a liberal intellectual by taking the easy route of taking anti-Hindu/India position.
by a_bharat
12 Oct 2014 06:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2857
Views: 127490

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Jhujar wrote:Watch the Bhangra at 4.49



There were some comments earlier on Bilawal's date of birth and the date BB met RG.
If you watch the above video at 6:40, you will find that RaGa inherited his tearing-up skills from Bhutto.
by a_bharat
30 Sep 2014 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 177091

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

If MMS had said "send Indian soldiers to fight ISIS in Syria", then every nationalist in India would have opposed and MMS would have been forced to cancel the policy. But NaMo say "send Indian soldiers to fight ISIS in Syria", then given the nationalist image NaMo has, many nati...
by a_bharat
29 Sep 2014 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 177091

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

RajCreep claimed that his tweet about "an influential person staying in the same hotel as Modi" was the reason he got attacked. He was relying on some Achint Sharma's post to make his case. He should have the video to make his case if it was true. All he has to do is release it instead of...
by a_bharat
29 Sep 2014 11:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 177091

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

What tweet was that? Rajdeep Sardesai @sardesairajdeep · 20h Ans to yday question: Gautam Adani is the other VIP guest at Hotel New York Palace. Many of you got it right! Rajdeep Sardesai @sardesairajdeep · Sep 27 Guess who is the high profile Indian staying in the hotel where Indian PM is and atte...
by a_bharat
29 Sep 2014 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 177091

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

RajCreep claimed that his tweet about "an influential person staying in the same hotel as Modi" was the reason he got attacked. He was relying on some Achint Sharma's post to make his case.
by a_bharat
19 Sep 2014 13:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

@matrimc, Found some info on Vizag real-estate prices on the internet: about Rs 2 Cr for 3300 sft 4 BR house in Madhurawada area. As you mentioned, weather is also an important consideration (one of the reasons for choosing Hyd in the first place). I also don't want to go to other states, so will ha...
by a_bharat
18 Sep 2014 13:53
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

Hope TG doesn't become a jungle raj like erstwhile Bihar, or naxal-infested present day Bastar. KCR became a hero to TG people entirely due to the miscalculations of the greedy Congress. Since the truth behind TG sentiment in fact is jealousy, which no one would admit, they had to invent fake reason...
by a_bharat
18 Sep 2014 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 299019

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Is there any dependency on NASA's deep space network for communication with MOM? If so, is there a scope for mischief by the US?
by a_bharat
08 Sep 2014 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shocking links of Richard Benkin to Khaleda Zia government
Replies: 15
Views: 1131

Re: Shocking links of Richard Benkin to Khaleda Zia governme

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sach ... 81892.html

Don't know who the scholar is; Arjun Singh who was behind this and fits the "dead guy" description, but scholar? The committee was headed by Rajinder Sachar.
by a_bharat
31 Aug 2014 08:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

It should have been a no-brainer to select the capital city for AP. If only Vizag hadn't been in an extreme corner of the state, it would have been the capital. That leaves VJA-GTR to be the only logical choice for the capital.
by a_bharat
15 Aug 2014 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 177091

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

No. The original use of decimation was to indicate a decrease of 10%, i..e 100% becomes 90%. It is supposed to be a devastating unrecoverable blow to the losing side. Losing 90% is a massacre with no quarters given to fleeing soldiers. Here is Wikipedia link - looks like it is a punishment dealt ou...
by a_bharat
14 Aug 2014 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 177091

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

matrimc wrote:The number got decimated eight times.


Just a nitpick -- got decimated 1.8 times (100K to 1300).
Decimation => 1/10th.
by a_bharat
25 Jul 2014 15:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489541

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

niran wrote: :D :D BTW who is Rajesh Singh?

You?
by a_bharat
25 Jul 2014 15:10
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

VikasRaina wrote:BTW are the people of T state still to be referred as Telgus or something else ?

Guns.
Gun = TuPaki in Telugu.
Just kidding.
by a_bharat
21 Jul 2014 18:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

Well I was saying the exact same thing thing 1 month ago and was shouted down here. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I was always discouraged with rhona-dhona of revenues, deficits etc. I am pretty confident that AP state will be rapidly developing. As predicted, the overall economic...
by a_bharat
09 Jun 2014 10:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 273357

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

I am looking for a free iPhone app for music. I need to be able to upload in folders. VLC is no good for that, it has folders but it is ugly and hard to use. Don't think I can upload a folder structure. Try UbiDisk -- you can copy entire directory structure by dragging the top-level directory (from...
by a_bharat
05 Jun 2014 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 576893

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Hope Modi refrains from using the puke-inducing shibboleths such as "strategic partnership" and "natural allies" and shows the clarity that the best possible relationship between India and US would be a mutually beneficial transactional one in the areas of trade and investment.
by a_bharat
29 May 2014 11:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

^^
There is no new name. Just as UP remains UP after carving off Uttarakhand, AP remains AP after carving off T from it.
by a_bharat
29 May 2014 08:33
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

For a start AP should try to make the most of the special status (hopefully it will be for 10 years) and lure businesses and investors from Hyd and elsewhere and make the approval processes smooth and quick. Lands acquired in various scams by YSR (vanpic etc.) could be put to good use by allocating ...
by a_bharat
28 May 2014 16:38
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

Ordinance transferring 7 mandals of Khammam district to AP signed by the President (per TV reports). KCR as usual calls for a bandh tomorrow.
by a_bharat
28 May 2014 14:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489541

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

It is OK to question Smriti Irani's inclusion as a minister with cabinet rank based on her experience or maturity, but linking it to academic degrees isn't right. I would be more concerned about her maturity than her ability. Though very articulate, she occasionally makes arrogant, caustic remarks.
by a_bharat
28 May 2014 08:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489541

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

Mr Mehta, Your agenda seems to be to spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) with the ulterior motive still not clear to me. Your argument on why TV-channel-owners want Smriti Irani to become Education Minister is the most ludicrous I have ever come across. If you are not driven by any ulterior mot...
by a_bharat
28 May 2014 06:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489541

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

NDTV &
Chidambram's Money Laundering Scam of Rs. 5500 cr.

This video could have been much shorter had the interviewer/lawyer not kept butting in frequently disrupting the flow.

by a_bharat
24 May 2014 20:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489541

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

It is the intent that is important. If something is done by both MMS and Modi, it is quite alright to criticize MMS and try to explain away Modi's act because we have faith in Modi and not in MMS. So long as Modi acts solely on the basis of national interest (without being affected by inducements, b...
by a_bharat
23 May 2014 14:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

PK and Modi factors probably helped TDP in the Assembly/LS elections, but to what extent? The results are in line with the results in the local elections (MPTC, ZPTC) which were held a month earlier and there was no alliance between TDP and PK or Modi at that time. In fact, TDP got much better resul...
by a_bharat
21 May 2014 16:39
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7383

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

How are corporate taxes allocated to states? If a business started by an Andhra businessman in T moves its registered office to AP (but most of the employees still in T), will the state portion of corporate income tax go to T or AP? how about other taxes such as sales tax, etc.? Added later: Here is...
by a_bharat
21 May 2014 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 986
Views: 85553

Re: BR Forum Feedback

There are too many threads related to Indian elections, govt formation, Modi, AAP, etc. It would be nice to merge them all under one thread -- say "Indian Politics".
by a_bharat
21 May 2014 12:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489541

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

Was there any instance where an Indian PM broke down like this in public? We were expecting him to be tough and cool but not emotional. Will he be able to handle the nuke button with the cool, calm head that he is expected to?

Running for cover ...
by a_bharat
17 May 2014 15:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 1461

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

2014 election has proven 1 thing that a guju can do anything to get US visa!!
:rotfl:
by a_bharat
17 May 2014 11:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 1461

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Chandragupta wrote:What happens to LOP now? Since Congress is wrapped up under 55.

I think the speaker has discretion. I hope no concessions are given to Sonia -- she doesn't deserve any.
by a_bharat
17 May 2014 10:44
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 1461

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Narendra Modi’s gloating victory speech was the wrong way to usher in India’s new era

I was expecting great things from Modi’s speech. I was disappointed. The man gloated about his victory; seemed self-absorbed about his role in it; and had no sense of statesmanship.
by a_bharat
16 May 2014 17:39
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 1461

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

They are final numbers -- not leads.
by a_bharat
16 May 2014 17:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 1461

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

RKumar,
Your info is several hours late. Here are the final numbers:
NDA 335, UPA 59
BJP 284, Cong 47

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