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by JohnTitor
14 May 2017 15:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 246962

Re: India's Power Sector

Why doesn't India go with more innovative solutions? Better than pumping millions of gallons of water up a hill, take salt water use excess electricity to make hydrogen - store it, then burn hydrogen to get back water when required. The best part of this is that once burned, the water can then be us...
by JohnTitor
13 May 2017 20:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 146485

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

1st place i don't how many travel in metro? Nobody opposed it. But it shoukd be rationale​. You can't rasied to 60 % overnight with cutting in slab too this is the part which hurt most. Lecturing is wasy when your not end user You might have a valid argument about a 60% rise overnight. But that is ...
by JohnTitor
13 May 2017 12:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 146485

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

People are spoiled, they want all the benefits without paying for them. Absolutely. It's the entitlement disease. They wouldn't complain if these were private projects because they know that government can't do anything about pricing. The result of under pricing of government run projects due to en...
by JohnTitor
13 May 2017 12:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290061

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I never understood why they didn't build an underground system there. It would have been more expensive than the existing metro but they could have made it a huge network like London underground
by JohnTitor
11 May 2017 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5580
Views: 514251

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Initially none. The thing is , even with a JV they will still learn. Because costs and profits matter to private players. PSUs sont care for either.

Their only requirement is assured orders until the industry matures. After that they will be innovation and export driven
by JohnTitor
11 May 2017 02:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5580
Views: 514251

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

We can build a commercial aircraft if we want to. The problem is HAL will do it in twice the time that it would normally take and at a higher cost than existing alternatives. . govt enterprises cannot do it. this is why the pvt sector needs to be invited, but they also need to be assured of orders....
by JohnTitor
11 May 2017 02:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 591762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The results are interesting....There is no correlation between GDP growth rate and power growth rate... I ran multiple regression between gdp growth rate and TIC growth rate and did not find any significant relation between GDP growth and Total installed capacity growth rate as can be seen in the g...
by JohnTitor
11 May 2017 00:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 591762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Thanks Gakakkad'ji. If you can., can you provide annual figures for the past 10 years on total electricity produced, total oil & gas consumed and I have been developing a theory for a while., basically to look at some key parameters and predicting the direction and rate of economic growth. And ...
by JohnTitor
11 May 2017 00:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 591762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Another fact is, most of the establishments dont make any profit, but end up with huge losses in the initial years of establishment. They can carry forward and adjust their losses in the subsequent eight years against profit. All these concessions are given to businesses because of inherent risks i...
by JohnTitor
09 May 2017 14:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5580
Views: 514251

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

It can happen if there is will. Didn't BBMP buy out pieces of private land to enable the metro to be built ? Because most of india is unplanned, there was no loogical development model. Everyone just kept buying and building. Blr used to have so much greenery. Now there is almost none! Just have a l...
by JohnTitor
09 May 2017 14:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5580
Views: 514251

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

India should go for small commuter airports that accommodate prop and light aircraft - capacities of 100 or less for domestic use only. These could be well within city limits. It would allow for short distance flights, so between blr-mys. The large airports need only be used for international flight...
by JohnTitor
09 May 2017 13:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 591762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Pls dont try to put words into my mouth. It is pretty annoying. Either stick to the point or stop responding. Yeah...let everybody believe your line that every one who indulges in business activity is a fraud. What are you using as the definition of 'informal'? The definition to be used is those wo...
by JohnTitor
09 May 2017 12:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 591762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ wasn't there a statistic that said something like only 1% (or maybe it was 3%) of working indians pay tax? That statistic alone suggests that there are lots of tax dodgers. Or is the claim that these people don't need to file because they are below the threshold? I'll try to find the source but i...
by JohnTitor
09 May 2017 11:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 591762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

No..no. I also *knew* you would go on this tangent. Govt does not know anything, unless there is voluntary disclosure or the Govt inspect. If either of them doesnt happen, then is is not known. But not known doesnt mean it is illegal. So you cannot say everybody who is doing business and not filing...
by JohnTitor
07 May 2017 05:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 246962

Re: India's Power Sector

Thermal power can also come from natural gas. What we need is to have a base load capacity that will get us through economic growth in to 2030. From there we can have the "green energy" in the mix to take care of peak load. The goal should be no more than Rs. 3/- per unit for residential ...
by JohnTitor
07 May 2017 05:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 246962

Re: India's Power Sector

Please don't post garbage. More than 100 new thermal power plants in various stages of implementation are lying idle world wide as countries are moving into clean energy. Thermal capacity in India is not being utilized fully although coal is now available in sufficient amounts. Huge deals are being...
by JohnTitor
04 May 2017 02:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1209
Views: 239740

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

This is old, but I don't think it's been posted here. It is quite an achievement. I hope this action continues!

http://postcard.news/one-tweet-and-corr ... st-action/
by JohnTitor
22 Apr 2017 15:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 591762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ I would have assumed that the bonds are bought and sold (including payment at maturity) in rupees - how you obtain those rupees is irrelevant. For instance, your broker/FI might do the conversion for you. But the actual transaction would be in rupees. This de-risks the govts borrowing from curren...
by JohnTitor
19 Apr 2017 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 339420

Re: Indian Interests

Couldn't find a better thread to post this in, but this is big.. I hope it happens, and soon! Prasar Bharati to launch digital news platform to counter “anti-India” narrative The Government of India through its broadcasting unit, Prasar Bharati, has announced its plans to set up a global digital new...
by JohnTitor
11 Mar 2017 16:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 795
Views: 133301

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Patel was strategic pulling in so many Kingdoms. Nehru, #$%## BRF being a family friendly forum :rotfl: I keep quiet. We left Nepal and SL go in the 40s. In the 50s we left Tibet go into China. In 1971, we did not claim any piece of land to liberating BD. We should have taken a few pounds of flesh ...
by JohnTitor
06 Mar 2017 22:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016
Replies: 2857
Views: 392897

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan- November 7, 2016

AMRITSAR : Nation's biggest tricolor measuring 120 X 80 feet was unfurled Sunday at country's tallest 360 feet long flagpole at Attari international border by cabinet minister Anil Joshi. The flag which costs around Rs 3.5 crore can be seen fluttering high in the sky from Lahore's Anarkali Bazar. A...
by JohnTitor
06 Mar 2017 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 795
Views: 133301

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

^^ CHT?

Why can't india buy that atoll from the Maldives? Double the price - even triple. Can't we afford it? Is land not strategic?
by JohnTitor
02 Mar 2017 20:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 754342

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

HDFC, ICICI, Axis Bank slap charges on cash transactions Saw this yesterday, this is a bit confusing. To a non-resident, does that mean that you get 4 free cash withdrawals/deposits a month after which you will be charged 150 per transaction? or 5 per thousand? So on my 5th transaction, I would be ...
by JohnTitor
01 Mar 2017 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 376608

Re: Deterrence

If anyone understands even a little physics/chemistry - the lecture posted by AmberG is a fantastic one. One Hour and 13 minutes. All bombs are based on physics/chemistry. No physics no bomb. No understand basic physics/chem, no understand even basics of bomb. Unless someone really wants to learn -...
by JohnTitor
01 Mar 2017 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 376608

Re: Deterrence

Good video. I like it The video below is a very good video on the subject - from methodology to effects, 2 part lecture. But going back to my original question, are we convinced that India has built up enough knowledge to perform simulations for newer/more efficient future devices? I've read throug...
by JohnTitor
01 Mar 2017 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 376608

Re: Deterrence

This is simply an assumption. One 15-20 kt bomb killed about 100,000 and wounded 200,000 in Hiroshima. A city that has just two bombs dropped on it will lose too many people to function in the short to medium term. But a large country can survive if one city goes. if 50 cities get hit by 2 x 20 kil...
by JohnTitor
01 Mar 2017 17:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 487764

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

Breaking news on WSJ: President Trump proposes cutting State Department budget by 37% to help pay for increased defense budget. So quite a few Arabists will get the walking papers. Should have happened after 1988 but the Kool aid was strong. Doesn't look like it will happen. Possible budget cuts to...
by JohnTitor
22 Feb 2017 22:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 754342

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

If the plan is to remonetize with lower denominations, I'm not sure why the 500 was introduced. If this was a temporary measure like the 2000 (though i haven't seen any official statement regarding this).. then i'm very happy. I would like the highest denomination to be 50 or even 20. There is no ne...
by JohnTitor
15 Feb 2017 22:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1167892

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India formally protests to China for blocking ban on Masood Azhar - Indrani Bagchi, ToI This is all India is capable of. Protest this, feel uneasy about that, bring in the ambassador to express "dissapointment". India has always been a pushover, and looks like that will continue. Unless t...
by JohnTitor
14 Feb 2017 17:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 296021

Re: Understanding US thread-III

For the hindu rw, anyone who even pretends to be anti-muslim is a friend/ally or even a savior. Goes on to show that hindu rw, aside from being impotent, is also dumb. Problem is, India punches well below its weight. Hindus even more so. We are the only country in the world where the majority is ef...
by JohnTitor
12 Feb 2017 15:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 754342

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

First of all let's not kid ourselves into thinking India is going to be a cashless economy. India is a cash economy and if it becomes a 70 to 75% cashless, I would think it would be a big achievement- even in advanced countries like in the US, I have seen that there are people who want to use cash,...
by JohnTitor
11 Feb 2017 20:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 754342

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

^^ While I do not necessarily agree with everything you are saying, the part about people's habits, I can. In parts of Bangalore (more so in smaller places like Tumkur, Mysore etc)... businesses are going back to cash only. When asked why they are no longer accepting cards, the standard response is ...
by JohnTitor
05 Feb 2017 11:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 754342

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Lots of shops that went cashless have reverted to cash only lately. Buildup of Kala money has restarted. Only way to push digital transactions is to reduce the highest denomination to 50 and put limits on cash at each stage. I feel that a great opportunity has been squandered.
by JohnTitor
18 Jan 2017 04:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 754
Views: 73219

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

The tone of the statement shocked me. This is a China that is willing to troll both current and incoming US presidents. Not far ago, in 2008 China was brow beaten at NSG to provide a waiver to India. 8 years later they are brazenly standing alone in the world on several issues- South China sea, Mas...
by JohnTitor
14 Jan 2017 15:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 591762

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Apple seeks 15-year custom duty holiday before setting up India unit I hope no such sweetheart deal is provided. India doesn't need Apple to move its assembly plant from China to India. There are plenty of screw-driver tech companies as it is, primarily in the defense sphere. The jobs that come wit...
by JohnTitor
13 Jan 2017 22:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882584

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The pumpjet nozzle (I'm not sure about the Virginia class per say) can be moved such that it provides directional thrust - so you don't need to rely on a rudder.
by JohnTitor
13 Jan 2017 21:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882584

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Rakesh: Its similar to thrust-vectoring nozzles jet-aircraft have. The reversing bucket as such allows for the ship go into reverse without having to change the direction of blade rotation as well as not having to change the steering direction, both allow for better agility of the craft. Not an expe...
by JohnTitor
13 Jan 2017 21:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882584

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Sure - not disputing what you said. But in the case of pumpjets, they are hidden anyway You could only see the blades if you looked straight at it (but even then only if the reversing bucket is disengaged). In that pic you posted of the Virginia class sub, the bucket is clearly engaged. Beautiful pi...
by JohnTitor
13 Jan 2017 21:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 882584

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Rakesh wrote:See this Virginia Class boat. See how the propeller blade is covered? I assume, they will flood the entire thing and then remove the cover. Also take a look at this link (image is TOO large to put on forum).

The Virginia class doesn't have propellers. Uses a pump-jet instead.
by JohnTitor
10 Jan 2017 01:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 754342

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

There are fee for it, including tax. Second it is not fast. Government has to bear the cost of this transaction. NIC or CDAC has to build an app around it so that people can do free transactions instantly from account to account. I do not like fee coming up which is free money for those service pro...

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