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by a_bharat
01 Jun 2015 09:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

But Kamma kids leaving for US, getting married in the states, leaving behind their children with grandparents for "caste indoctrination". I cannot prove this but only mention experiences. Plenty of families in Godavari, Krishna dists. These kids are already rotten before entering these in...
by a_bharat
31 May 2015 12:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

I heard about the casteism in Siddhartha Engineering College. It has got to be one sick place attracting people of mediocre quality whose only source of pride is their caste. There should be some rule to cap admissions to any caste to something like 20% to prevent this cancer from spreading further....
by a_bharat
31 May 2015 09:27
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

About Kammas & Brahmins: I think it is wrong to say that Kammas hate Brahmins. Perhaps, 30 years back Kammas resented being looked down upon by the Brahmins with the Sudra tag. Now, they just don't give a damn. If any, they admire some of the qualities of Brahmins. Brahmins were significantly af...
by a_bharat
22 May 2015 12:23
Forum:
Topic: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted
Replies: 133
Views: 0

Re: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted

My chrome version is recent: Version 43.0.2357.65 (64-bit) on Linux.

Added Later: looks like I have some cached data from a few weeks back. On reloading the page, the page does look like the screenshot you posted.
by a_bharat
22 May 2015 05:35
Forum:
Topic: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted
Replies: 133
Views: 0

Re: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted

Rendering of the landing page is all jumbled up with the Chrome browser. Looks OK with Firefox.

This is how it looks under Chrome:

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by a_bharat
19 May 2015 18:06
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

Yagnasri wrote:C.B.N. is not trust worthy person in long run.

Yeah, right. Modi has been trustworthy (for AP) :(
by a_bharat
03 Apr 2015 17:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

Despite triangulation (farm loan waiver, NaMo's wave, and capital builder image) TDP's votes were just 6 lakhs higher than Jagan's. That number is a bit misleading because TDP gave some 15 seats to BJP which may account for an additional 12 lakhs of TDP votes. That said, the election was indeed qui...
by a_bharat
29 Mar 2015 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 176994

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

"Most police officers we work with...are people who care deeply about their community," Vance told reporters at a news conference in Alabama.
by a_bharat
28 Mar 2015 18:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 432
Views: 34100

Re: Indian investments thread

There are lots of good funds, but which one(s) to choose depends entirely on your risk tolerance and any hard requirement to withdraw the money after n number of years (irrespective of the market condition). If you aim for higher returns, you will have to accept higher risks. Here are a few funds in...
by a_bharat
25 Mar 2015 14:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 432
Views: 34100

Re: Indian investments thread

They would go through a 3rd party to give me an account to trade. It was a tad too complicated for my gyan level. That is strange. Usually they are very eager to open new accounts. Did you by any chance tell them that you are new to trading? That is the only reason I can think of why they might hav...
by a_bharat
25 Mar 2015 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2849
Views: 133521

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

How do you reconcile these actions: ⋅ GoI cancels Foreign Sec level talks because paki official met Hurriyat leaders ⋅ GoI sends Foreign Sec to Pak under "Saarc yatra" ⋅ GoI sends ex-army chief & current MoS to a paki function and he had to observe the sam...
by a_bharat
25 Mar 2015 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2849
Views: 133521

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

We also need to display clarity of thought as much as Modi. A good leader will not necessarily pander to the sentiment of a nation especially when that sentiment might be totally misplaced because of lack of information or media misinformation. After a leader is elected - imagined national sentimen...
by a_bharat
25 Mar 2015 04:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2849
Views: 133521

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

Modi needs to show clarity of thought. He should not give the impression of being confused handling the pakis. His initial approach was good and he should stick to it. Respecting the sentiment of the nation is more important than doing things that might be expedient for whatever reason unknown to g...
by a_bharat
25 Mar 2015 04:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 432
Views: 34100

Re: Indian investments thread

If you are used to US online trading, you will be shocked at how much it costs to trade with bigger name Indian online brokerages in the equity delivery segment. At icicidirect, the charges are: ⋅ brokerage: 0.55% of turnover (x 2 for buy & sell) ⋅ Service Tax: 12.36% on brok...
by a_bharat
24 Mar 2015 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2849
Views: 133521

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

Modi needs to show clarity of thought. He should not give the impression of being confused handling the pakis. His initial approach was good and he should stick to it. Respecting the sentiment of the nation is more important than doing things that might be expedient for whatever reason unknown to ge...
by a_bharat
24 Mar 2015 07:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 432
Views: 34100

Re: Indian investments thread

If you think you have the time, inclination and right psychology for managing long term investments, you can consider doing it yourself. (The fact that we spend time on BRF means we do have spare time :wink:) One thing that is holding me back in managing my own portfolio of individual stocks is the ...
by a_bharat
23 Mar 2015 18:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 432
Views: 34100

Re: Indian investments thread

The annual expenses of equity mutual funds are anywhere between 2-3%, which is quite a big chunk of the returns. So, I was thinking of moving my Mutual Fund investments into my own portfolio of stocks. Here is a list of 25 stocks I used to construct my portfolio (4% each), mostly based on ROE, Reven...
by a_bharat
18 Mar 2015 16:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 201464

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

^^How is India obligated to console the french? Why do the french feel they are entitled to anything from India? If they offer the best value for money they may hope to get a deal.
by a_bharat
11 Mar 2015 18:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406475

Re: Indian Railways Thread

You do not need to be a rail watcher , moment gobermund allocates say a 100km by 25 meter patch for rail , on ground the actual used patch will be 100km by say 15 meter 5 is a buffer for installing electric poles and rest 5 for safety , however if this section passes via a village or a small town p...
by a_bharat
08 Mar 2015 08:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261795

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

A few million barrels per day of excess supply can take the crude oil price from 100+ to 40-. So, the question is how long will it take for electric and/or fuel-cell cars to grow in numbers to make this excess supply inescapable for the oil industry? 10 years, 20 years, 30 years? I think and hope th...
by a_bharat
07 Mar 2015 07:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

AP Total Area: 160,267 sq kms = 39,602,777 acres; avg district area = 3,046,367 acres.

Edit: Corrected conversion from sq km to acres
by a_bharat
05 Mar 2015 17:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 179273

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Lot of folks convert undeclared real estate gains and other black money into gold bars. GoI should find a way to bring this gold into the system.
by a_bharat
05 Mar 2015 17:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 298916

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Came across the following. Don't know how credible or significant this is. India's Mars Orbiter Mission makes big breakthrough - See more at: http://sen.com/news/india-s-mars-orbiter-mission-makes-big-breakthrough#sthash.Ak4VEoya.dpuf Sen—India’s $71 million Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) to the Red Pla...
by a_bharat
02 Mar 2015 10:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

Special status just gives some (central) tax incentives for industries -- this gives a leg up to the state over its neighbours in attracting private sector investment in the state. Doesn't cost much (centre would have to forego some future taxes for a limited period).
by a_bharat
02 Mar 2015 10:06
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

It is strange how people are finding all sorts of excuses to support BJP's treachery w.r.t AP. People are intelligent enough to know that not all poll promises will be delivered. But they do have some minimum expectations: in AP's case, Polavaram project and Special Status are the minimum deliverabl...
by a_bharat
01 Mar 2015 15:13
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

BJP can forget any ideas of building the party in AP: people (I am talking about general public -- not politicians) are quite pissed with BJP's attitude towards the state. In the last elections they were given benefit of doubt even though they were equally at fault as the Congress was. Next time BJP...
by a_bharat
21 Feb 2015 06:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 179273

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Reaching the levels of 2008. The reserves grew 6x in the period 2002-2008 (50B to 300+B) and stagnated.
Chinese reserves grew 10x between 2002-2008 (from 200B to 2T) and 2x between 2008-2014 (2T to 4T).

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by a_bharat
20 Feb 2015 21:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

N Chandrababu Naidu ‏@ncbn 2h2 hours ago
Thankful to the Ministry of External Affairs for choosing me to lead the Indian delegation to China from April 1st to 6th. Honoured!
by a_bharat
20 Feb 2015 06:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 179273

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

That's good to hear. Hopefully we can cut down some of the imported coal expense with this. Assuming the court doesn't mess with the process. ... A request to look at your own political leanings and not let it cloud by your religious leanings. For the political leanings, you must realize that suppo...
by a_bharat
17 Feb 2015 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2849
Views: 133521

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

ArmenT wrote:
a_bharat wrote:Bomb blast outside police lines in Lahore: 5 dead.

Might as well provide a link or two to news articles reporting about it.


source: TV
by a_bharat
12 Feb 2015 08:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Telugu States' News and Discussion
Replies: 2477
Views: 7354

Re: Telugu States' News and Discussion

One thing I asked and got no response was CBN is also quite involved in the AP division because of his plan to benefit in both states if the division happened. He gave a letter agreeing to the division. Yet how is he the CM of Andhra Pradesh? How come no one is taking him to task? And whats with th...
by a_bharat
11 Feb 2015 10:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 137119

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

^^
Credit Cards usage should be distinguished from that of debit cards. Debit card payments should have zero or very small transaction fee as there is no credit risk associated with debit card payment.
by a_bharat
09 Feb 2015 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 471
Views: 94319

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

No need for two separate threads "Personal Finance, Investing, Retirement Planning etc" and "Indian Investments"; they should be merged into one.
by a_bharat
09 Feb 2015 11:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 179273

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

The rest of my post adds: "If any of those accounts has already been previously accounted for in Indian tax forms by those individuals, that's the end of the trail as far as those people are concerned, because the money is legit."

Yes, sorry, I missed it.
by a_bharat
09 Feb 2015 10:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 137119

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

Why can't govt simply replace/ban Rs. 500 & 1000 notes and give a time of say 1-2 months for citizens to deposit old notes in banks -- Aadhar-linked accounts? Deposits greater than Rs. 50,000/- will have to be accounted for in IT returns, or, some flat tax of 20% can be levied, no questions aske...
by a_bharat
09 Feb 2015 08:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 179273

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Anyone who lives in a place with an eroding currency and high inflation will seek to hold their savings outside the country in a currency that's stable, if they have the means to accomplish it. That's smart personal financial sense, not corruption. If they didn't declare the foreign accounts in the...
by a_bharat
07 Feb 2015 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2849
Views: 133521

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

They could do out of the box thinking and invite Modi and media will go crazy calling it a master stroke.
by a_bharat
04 Feb 2015 04:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian investments thread
Replies: 432
Views: 34100

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...

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