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by Klaus
18 Apr 2014 15:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

i bring grave tidings: contrary to moi earlier post claiming Meira Kumar defeat from sasaram after proper data analysis it appears meira kumar should win. just by few thousand votes, but a win is a win. Quite a few candidates for RG's MMS- if N^2 fails to win, there is always Meira Kumar or a Kamal...
by Klaus
18 Apr 2014 11:21
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489430

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

^^^ Easily solved if there is provision for a table-lamp next to the EVM, with diesel gensets & inverters on standby to provide back-up power.
by Klaus
17 Apr 2014 18:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Funny that my prediction of AAPtards carrying out booth capturing would come true! Evidently, the Pilbhit (UP) candidate has been caught doing so.
by Klaus
17 Apr 2014 17:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

52% in Pune, not too impressive. Belgaum in KA is 67%. Kolhapur is also relatively high due to spillover effects.

Atri ji, any info on turnouts in Nasik, Shirdi areas?
by Klaus
17 Apr 2014 13:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489430

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

Pratyush wrote:Consequently he is still legally a bachelor. He will be disqualified for lying under oath.


How long does this disqualification apply? Can a candidate re-contest through a later poll in 6-12 months time?
by Klaus
17 Apr 2014 13:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Yes, he reports queues of 50-60 people on average in every booth. Will keep reporting here based on what he says over phone. Even city of Patna has had dismal turnout over the last 3 hours (11-2 pm). Added later: Tier 2 cities like Mysore & Hubli seem to show greater awareness. Around 47% each a...
by Klaus
17 Apr 2014 13:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

35-40% voting across all seats of BLR from a friend on the phone, according to him its a dull day & he slams the city's residents calling them full of hot air! He's out on a citywide tour in his vehicle & has visited about 15-20 polling booths since morning just to observe.
by Klaus
13 Apr 2014 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1952
Views: 235685

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Australia Treasurer Joe Hockey indicates that the retirement age maybe raised to 70. The previous Labor government raised the retirement age from 65 to 67 from 2023, but the treasurer said other countries, including the United Kingdom, are already eyeing later retirement. He again called for a sens...
by Klaus
12 Apr 2014 19:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489430

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

Anantha wrote:Today a new expert called Vipin Sarang, political science Asst prof from Munna's Inst of Tech giving advice to India on how bad it will be to turn away from NFU.


Surely you mean Vipin Narang?
by Klaus
12 Apr 2014 18:41
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?
Replies: 146
Views: 13062

Re: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?

GJP Week 2, UPA values

40%, 20%, 20%, 20%, 0%, 0%, 0%

klaus 40 20 20 20 0 0 0
by Klaus
11 Apr 2014 17:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?
Replies: 426
Views: 28091

Re: GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?

Here goes, my values for Week 2 of the GJP Trial Poll for NDA

<200: 30%
200-220: 4%
221-240: 4%
241-260: 30%
261-280: 0%
281-300: 0%
>300: 32%

In the required format, its 30 4 4 30 0 0 32
by Klaus
10 Apr 2014 11:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261847

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Austin wrote:The infograph should give you an idea on production and demand up until 2035 also the players in the business


Thanks. There are high performers like Novatek out there who specialize the entire gambit of gas operations, yet may not be known very well outside Russia & CIS.
by Klaus
10 Apr 2014 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 612626

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

^^^ Even if the 'rat line' is expanded to become a bandicoot line in order to allow the Turks to re-open the feud on the Russian front, its still a lipstick on a pig move by NATO to bet on Turkey against Russia after Crimea.
by Klaus
10 Apr 2014 09:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489430

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

SaiK wrote:
reminds me of billa #786 ek b@ll khan!


You dont mean the twitter handle allama_1ball, a Brfite. Maybe we should take Bji's suggestion on also posting on forums offering greater anonymity, serves different objectives. Secular786 would know the implications!
by Klaus
09 Apr 2014 08:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

ramana wrote:
Also to support my conclusion he brings in Amit Shah of whom he is afraid in his own den!


Amit Shah seems to invoke a very Abrahamic sense of disguised respect & admiration of the enemy in many GV politicos.
by Klaus
08 Apr 2014 09:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?
Replies: 146
Views: 13062

Re: BRF GJP Trial-2: How many seats will UPA win?

<100: 70%
101-110: 15%
111-120: 10%
121-130: 5%
131-140: 0%
141-150: 0%
>150: 0%
by Klaus
08 Apr 2014 09:34
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?
Replies: 426
Views: 28091

Re: GJP Trial Poll-1: How many seats will NDA win?

<200: 40%
200-220: 18%
221-240: 10%
241-260: 5%
261-280: 4%
281-300: 3%
>300: 20%
by Klaus
04 Apr 2014 21:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406578

Re: Indian Railways Thread

There are physical limitations to going much beyond 4000 HP with the existing wheel load/form factor/IC design limitations. The GE AC6000 had trouble with chassis cracks and uptime and durability. 6000 HP IC engine was literally shaking the units apart. True of existing track-work with indeterminat...
by Klaus
04 Apr 2014 14:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406578

Re: Indian Railways Thread

thanks for the informative reply. I was totally unaware of the ConRaj trains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7arBtxkQJTw Container Rajdhanis are an effective template for trains to be run on the DFC. However, a current shortcoming is the lack of a fuel driven loco equivalent to the WAG 9. One hope...
by Klaus
04 Apr 2014 11:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489430

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

A threat/warning from kolkata's shahi imam... "You must understand we ruled Hindustan for 1,000 years. But we never made Hindus slaves here, like the British did. We want to live in harmony now," Barkati added. :roll: But he claimed that Narendra Modi presents a real "threat" an...
by Klaus
01 Apr 2014 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sad announcement: BRF to close down
Replies: 41
Views: 3831

Re: Sad announcement: BRF to close down

Marten wrote:Happy Kejriwal/Pappu Diwas to you too.


Seems to be trending near top on twitter.
by Klaus
31 Mar 2014 18:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

@gis_research guy on Twitter busy predicting repeat of "India-Shining" disaster in 2014. Not sure what to make of his projections. Assam giving out mixed signals, IMO most analyses seem to have missed out on the 6-8 small party alliance with NDA. Singha seems to be spot on with his analogy...
by Klaus
31 Mar 2014 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1096
Views: 145402

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion



Recommended watch, NG based power plant & fertilizer plant in Tripura providing surplus utilities to the NE as well as neighboring states of BD & Myanmar.
by Klaus
31 Mar 2014 15:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 406578

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Not sure if this Sep 2012 article has been posted before, here goes: Russian LNG powered locomotives (GTEL's) headed to India the RZD and OBORONPROM began to prepare for the Indian tender. In Samara they are sure that the world leader in this sphere is Kuznetsov Bureau and the RZD is the sole owner ...
by Klaus
31 Mar 2014 11:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261847

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

My understanding is discrepancies is mostly due to when the report was generated and the year ...I think the presentation was based on 2012 resources estimates and what they mentioned in Japan 2 weeks back was based on 2013 estimates. For eg check this link http://www.rosneft.com/news/today/2101201...
by Klaus
30 Mar 2014 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Challenges for new Govt elected in 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2339

Re: Challenges for new Govt elected in 2014

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) should be made to undergo some mild reform so that it develops a comprehensive public outreach program, cooperating with the likes of private universities & academia. Currently, the org has layers of opacity and that is no longer needed at this juncture. ...
by Klaus
30 Mar 2014 10:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261847

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

It appears that naturally occurring Carbon Dioxide inside deepwater reservoirs can be used as a primary drive mechanism (gas cap or dissolved gas) to obtain increasing amounts of free gas. Future projects may even involve sequestered Carbon Dioxide being employed in artificial lift systems.
by Klaus
30 Mar 2014 10:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261847

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

On page 9 of slide the total recoverable Offshore reserves is put at 275 bln BOE Oil - 155 bln BOE Gas - 120 bln BOE Rough approximation in billion Tons , 1 billion Ton Oil Equivalent = 7 bln BOE , Oil is 22 Billion Ton and Gas 17 Billion Ton , that roughly matches what he said , which is 24.2 bill...
by Klaus
30 Mar 2014 07:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261847

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

West Qurna-2 field in Iraq begins production Fakhr told reporters initial production was about 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) but that output would rise to 420,000 bpd by the end of the year. Lukoil President Vagit Alekperov said in a statement the target was initially hit on Friday at West Qurna-2,...
by Klaus
27 Mar 2014 09:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 251812

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Thanks for clarifying Ramana ji. Very perceptive to think of NoKo like aggression. What this test implies is that the SLBM/SLCM program covers every possible range & warhead combination possible.
by Klaus
27 Mar 2014 09:13
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489430

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

RamaY ji, welcome back to the forum!

Prem Kumar, vivek.rao & disha: my pranams to you. BRF lexicon spread far & wide.
by Klaus
26 Mar 2014 20:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 251812

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Was the pontoon used to fire both the ~2000 km SLCM & the 750 km B-05/K-15 in quick succession? I understand SLCM/SLBM options present on all K family missiles.

Even B-05 on a 750 km ballistic trajectory could be taken to mean ~1800 km full range.
by Klaus
26 Mar 2014 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1952
Views: 235685

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Oz to return Nataraja statue to India. Kapoor is facing trial in Chennai, India, for allegedly trafficking stolen antiquities, including that statue, from two Indian temples. Aaron Freedman, who was a manager at Kapoor's Art of the Past gallery in New York, has confirmed the statue was stolen from ...
by Klaus
22 Mar 2014 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 258139

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

First post reporting that MDMK wants to rename the nation as United States of India. Is this an idea that has any merit. Or is it a prduct of a crack pot mind. On a personal note, I think, it would make the job of assimilation of the subcontinent in a political union easy. What do the other members...
by Klaus
22 Mar 2014 13:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

RajeshA wrote:MJ Akbar joins BJP. Would become BJP Spokesman.


Not quite comfortable with this new entrant. A major irritant is his persistent suggestion to make the yellow-sea into the official international border in Cashmere.
by Klaus
22 Mar 2014 11:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1489430

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

So who's the BJP candidate in Maino family bastion of Amethi & Rae-Bareli? Saw a table a few pages back where there was a blank drawn against those constituencies.
by Klaus
22 Mar 2014 11:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261847

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

What does he mean by mining 1/10 will give $2.5 Trillion ....what happens to the remaining resources ? IMO, 10% is the reserve which can be produced by primary drive methods, the rest of the OOIP will involve artificial lift & gas (or water) injection methods. Russia is an interesting test-bed ...
by Klaus
20 Mar 2014 13:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261847

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Russia buys German Oil production utility Increasingly looks like the continental Europeans are fully hooked onto Russian exports, perhaps eventually outsourcing the entire gambit from exploration to production onto the Russians. Its only the Brits, Dutch & the Scandinavians who will have a con...
by Klaus
20 Mar 2014 08:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

SwamyG wrote:Languages evolve, and that is a natural. Only when the country enforces a language the trouble starts.


+1. Equivalent to making critical editions of literary/itihasic/historical works.
by Klaus
18 Mar 2014 10:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 771572

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I hate to see Thackeray brothers commit political suicide and yield ground to Pawar. But they will. What's unclear is the size & scope of MNS once Vidarbha is formed & its reconstituting effect on Western MH. All Pawarful wishes to do is to outlast the Nehru dynasty & have the last laug...

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