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by Klaus
15 Mar 2010 14:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 49246

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

Note: A similar database could be developed by private initiative to map the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat in particular and the Bhuj/Greater Kutch region as a whole. The lessons learnt from the 2001 earthquake should not be allowed to go waste. AFAIK, there exists a database developed by the Governmen...
by Klaus
15 Mar 2010 14:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 49246

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

To Brihaspati ji, joshvajohn ji or other senior BRFites who have come across, interacted or worked with the indigenous people/ Adivasis within India and in Andamans, please share your experiences with us here. Also, please suggest methods in which the larger community can get the lessons of disaster...
by Klaus
15 Mar 2010 13:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 49246

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

A survey could be a subjective attempt at studying the perception of risk and the behaviour in the face of volcanic threats. A few surveys were carried out in the island of Java which are home to Mt Merapi, Sumbing, Sindoro and Dieng Caldera. All of these surveys were designed to aid understanding o...
by Klaus
10 Mar 2010 07:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 49246

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

The last few decades have seen a growing interest in the human dimension of disaster and people's behaviour in the face of volcanic hazards. These factors are both hazard-related and non-hazard related and includes risk perception, cultural beliefs and socio-economic constraints. Risk perception has...
by Klaus
09 Mar 2010 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1955
Views: 238486

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Witnesses sought in Gurshan's murder case. Apparently, a woman has played a role in aiding the murderer when his car ran out of fuel.
by Klaus
09 Mar 2010 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 527716

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

^^^ chetak ji, my bad. I meant to type Diglipur but in the heat of the moment ended up typing Dabolim instead. :oops:

Thanks for pointing out the Freudian slip!
by Klaus
08 Mar 2010 16:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 49246

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

Thank you for your articles and updates. Hopefully, these can be tagged and archived away for future references. Disasters as a function of Complexity, Complexity Theory in Disaster Management. A few standard definitions which would be used later to explain a few fundamental concepts are given. Comp...
by Klaus
08 Mar 2010 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 527716

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Does the IA possess the logistical capabilities to launch A-1, A-2 and A-3 from FORTAN or Car Nicobar? What I'm asking is whether they have transported the road mobile launchers and assembly kits to the islands and are having them in near-ready condition? Are the roads worthy for use by the road mob...
by Klaus
07 Mar 2010 15:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 49246

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

The disaster response comprises four phases: alert, rescue, and recovery, reconstruction and victim relief. This includes all services and assistance starting from self-protection and rescue measures during the disaster and until the reconstruction on site after the disaster. The decisive element in...
by Klaus
07 Mar 2010 14:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 49246

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

What can economic theory and research contribute to the disaster management theory? What can be learned from economics and management to mitigate the impact of disasters on humans and environment? It is felt by many sociologists that this field is unlikely to overcome its marginal status without sig...
by Klaus
07 Mar 2010 13:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Now I can partly understand why Ruffles (and later Frito Lay) ads used to sing from the telly: "No one can eat just one"! :wink:

Btw, the above link applies more to biscuits and fruit juice. But I guess I am too late. Ties another lungi around the head and runs away
by Klaus
07 Mar 2010 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1955
Views: 238486

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Lead on toddler's death And Link This could indicate a paedophile junkie at work, probably a serial offender. If Australian customs are known to have the best customs systems in the world, then why are they not able to cut down on the drug trade? Moreover, how do exotic drugs like LSD, crystal meth...
by Klaus
05 Mar 2010 07:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India and the Global Warming Debate
Replies: 354
Views: 59204

Re: India and the Global Warming Debate

The global warming tale could be a convenient excuse for petro companies to carry out offshore drilling and exploration in the Arctic, searching for Azolla sites: Read it here . Sadly, burning of the Azolla product/residue is only going to release all the carbon which was trapped during the Eocene e...
by Klaus
05 Mar 2010 06:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 457259

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

Do an online search and you'll see how pakistani media is using the deaths of the scientists to claim that India's nuke program is unsafe. That makes things very interesting indeed If there is hanky panky going on with the deaths and anyone has the motive it is our two illustrious neighbours. Given...
by Klaus
05 Mar 2010 05:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 647532

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

That is IMHO a better approach, far better than what the woomera guys were attempting! disha, just so that we can recap what went on at Woomera. This was the May 2009 scramjet test, locally known as HyShot 2, Clicky A few months before HyShot 2, there was an improvised test using a Zuni rocket, Uni...
by Klaus
05 Mar 2010 04:41
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 658824

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Sudhanshu ji, your scenarios are by no means a filler. They belong to a different category from Shankarji or Vivek Ahuja's serious storytelling. You, sir have a distinct talent to induce humour in your readers and I feel that it is a very difficult skill to master and bring out effectively. Also, yo...
by Klaus
05 Mar 2010 04:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1955
Views: 238486

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Victorian police say they believe the body of a young boy found in Melbourne's north belongs to a three-year-old Indian boy who went missing on Thursday afternoon. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/04/2836991.htm The same 3 year old boy, Gurshan Singh has been found murdered. His parents h...
by Klaus
04 Mar 2010 12:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 49246

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

Klaus Sir/Admin, It is good to start a thread on Disaster management. IMHO, the Head should be the Disaster Management In India rather India & Natural Disaster Management. This thread should be dedicated toward the disaster management of any type/kind including terror (NBC) rather then natural ...
by Klaus
04 Mar 2010 10:01
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Spy Story – Generations
Replies: 153
Views: 23058

Re: Spy Story – Generations

Dileep sir, the storytelling has been profound so far, the layout is more similar to SS1 than SS2. Also it would be interesting to note the exact time in which Govindan Nambiar memoired this story.
by Klaus
02 Mar 2010 19:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 762267

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Could these cases be related by a long shot? Australian nuclear scientist goes missing in Canada.

BTW, is there any hotline in desh to report any suspicious activity, such as Crimestoppers in Aus or US? This could be used to report abandoned travel bags and other seedy activity.
by Klaus
02 Mar 2010 19:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 49246

India & Natural Disaster Management

IMO this is a very lightly touched upon area in BR (although discussion threads are created whenever disaster strikes). I just want to expand the scope of this thread to include a few more topics: 1. Engineering Geology and the level of importance given to this field within desh 2. Discussion of dor...
by Klaus
27 Feb 2010 13:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India and the Global Warming Debate
Replies: 354
Views: 59204

Re: India and the Global Warming Debate

I was going through the Winter Olympics thread and bumped into a couple of postors who were talking of how hot Lindsey Vonn is, and then I came across this article:

How Vail is Making Skiing More Energy Efficient
by Klaus
27 Feb 2010 13:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

http://www.newsweek.com/id/234252?from=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+newsweek%2FTopNews+%28UPDATED+-+Newsweek+Top+Stories%29 Sorry for the long url but this is fresh off the grille, well almost! (with MNIK and associated sympathy towards autism running h...
by Klaus
27 Feb 2010 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IRAQ-Current Continuing Conflict
Replies: 305
Views: 49847

Re: IRAQ-Current Continuing Conflict

An interesting read: How the social networking concept which inspired Facebook was used by the Us military to capture Saddam Hussein, its a 5 part series replete with pics and diagrams. http://www.slate.com/id/2245228/ An interesting point that is made is that munh-ki-kitaab (facebook) was founded j...
by Klaus
26 Feb 2010 15:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2845
Views: 293165

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

http://www.dawn.com/mgimages/pakistaninpicsffeb21/punishmenton.jpg Al-mahe-inderullah, ij thij the Baki mard's initiation jeremony where Amritraj ij called by Baki junta and nakli police to GUBO the LMU dropout? Or ij it 'necessary ebil' act before reporting to kave kaamplex at Tora-Bora! There see...
by Klaus
26 Feb 2010 15:00
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Spy Story – Generations
Replies: 153
Views: 23058

Re: Spy Story – Generations

Anil Nambiar in a hat-trick appearance! :) Dileep sir, does the name belong to someone very close to you, I vaguely remember that you said it alluded to a friend or a particular person you had in mind with the same personality/features of the fictional NIA agent in SS1 and 2.
by Klaus
26 Feb 2010 14:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 156278

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Maybe it is my Dhimmitude that stupefies me but there is a supreme confidence in the Chinese to achieve what they set out to do. One of the most impressive achievement appears to be the vast pool of trained construction personnel that china is able to deploy for its infrastructure projects. Can any...
by Klaus
26 Feb 2010 13:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 409686

Re: Indian Railways Thread

MEMUs (Main Line Electrical Multiple Unit) and EMUs are generally run continously only for 4 hours. After that they need to be pulled out (for perhaps a cooling down). This point was highlighted when there was a plan to run MEMUs in short strecthes in the "Socialist Republic". EMU's for H...
by Klaus
24 Feb 2010 15:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 409686

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Ray sir ji, nothing new, but wouldnt this need a lot of re work, like increasing the height of the power cables. Also new coaches need to be designed and assembled. Not required. The double decker coaches are designed in such a way that the traction cables needs to be put up at more height. Check f...
by Klaus
24 Feb 2010 15:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 32675

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

Yet another record of Hanuman's birth claims that he was born on the Anjaneya Hill at Hampi, Karnataka. This spot near the Rishyamukha mountain is located on the banks of the Pampa river and is said to be the spot where Lord Rama and Sugreeva first met. There is still a temple here to mark that ver...
by Klaus
24 Feb 2010 14:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Jingo Dreams
Replies: 31
Views: 4108

Re: Jingo Dreams

An India which makes the ROW green with envy, an India which the world is in awe of. An India which can project power anywhere in the world, an India which can pull out the world mired in materialistic greed with our spirituality and an India which can last longer as a 'sustainable superpower' (comp...
by Klaus
23 Feb 2010 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1955
Views: 238486

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/6839919/govt-hosts-indian-journalists-tour/

Have to give it to Gautam Gupta, he's resolute in calling this thing a marketing gimmick.
by Klaus
19 Feb 2010 10:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 32675

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

^^ That rules out Sabarimala in the south then? Not to offend anyone. I always thought shabari was from the region of MP, however sabarimala angle is new to me. Klausji or anyone, can you get some more details on whether the the sabarimala is linked to Shabari. I only find some travel related links...
by Klaus
18 Feb 2010 15:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 32675

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

^^^ Sabari's ashram is widely believed to be on the banks of the Pampa river which is in Southern Kerala, atleast that is the commonly held notion of how the mountain was named (deemed sacred as the old lady attained Moksha after Rama's visit), this is also the same reason which Lord Ayyappa gives t...
by Klaus
18 Feb 2010 15:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 202013

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP), Jan. 29, 2010

I know Sir! I was taking the *conspiracy* to a new level. Never said it was a conspiracy, if Bollywood had to send a unifying msg on R-day they could have used other themes. Also, when you see this (from the same song of course): http://krishashok.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/screen-shot-2010-01-26-...
by Klaus
18 Feb 2010 14:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2845
Views: 293165

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

^^^ Ij "Mard-e-Pault" gud enough, hain ji? Pleej conjider the offer of this new mujahid!
by Klaus
18 Feb 2010 14:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 409686

Re: Indian Railways Thread

All railway infrastructure passing through forest and parks must pass over concrete bridges and be fenced off, I think this is done in some parks but not implemented in others. The railways could also improve their current infrastructure by fencing off the railway in crowded metro areas (esp near sl...
by Klaus
18 Feb 2010 13:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 32675

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

IMHO Ramayana is a fairly good introduction to the geography of India, esp if you are in the age group of 3-8. However, I noticed early on that Rama and Lakshmana come across Sabari's ashram on the banks of Pampa river BEFORE they meet Hanuman in Kishkindha (disguised as the ascetic). Now, Sabari's ...

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