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by SK Mody
04 Jul 2009 14:38
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Regarding negative interest rate, it means nothing by itself. What actually matters is the difference between the inflation and interest rate. Lest I mistake you, are you suggesting, sir, that these 2 quantities - inflation and the interest rate are exogenous i.e. determined independently of each o...
by SK Mody
03 Jul 2009 22:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

There are precedents. Ancient Egypt was especially prosperous during a period when they had negative interest through currency backed by grain with storage charges. In Medieval Europe, under the negative interest Brakteaten system, people didn't sit on money -- since it decreased in value -- but sp...
by SK Mody
02 Jul 2009 00:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The Indian National ID Card Project
Replies: 428
Views: 51737

Re: The Indian National ID Card Project

Yes. NID can be implemented without fanfare. Fanfare is needed most, when Govt does NOT want to do something and want to convince the world that Govt is serious about it !! Well said. This looks like that super-duper Kerala road development project which we have been hearing about for the past 8 ye...
by SK Mody
01 Jul 2009 02:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2961
Views: 297371

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Saw the bridge on the worli side last November, and it looks like a disaster. It ends in a T-junction! Are they expecting deformable cars? Maybe their model treated the cars as a compressible gas flowing through a tube.
by SK Mody
21 Jun 2009 05:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 375539

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Personally, I'm not inclined to think the primary hurdle in front of high speed railways is the civic sense of our population. When people are able to show some civic sense in the air, I am sure it can work for the trains as well. Fully agree with this. The design of any urban public spaces and oth...
by SK Mody
18 Jun 2009 02:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 444341

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6514737.ece Brazil, Russia, India and China form bloc to challenge US dominance ... ( ThE comments on thr Article are more interesting than the news ) From one of the comments: Seem like the BRIC 'Fair World Order' is telling the Ne...
by SK Mody
10 Jun 2009 23:29
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

India should be worried too. Tomorrow, TSP may miraculuosly announce its indigenously developed stealth bomber onlee.... No problem. Obama can then sell another 50 B worth of "advanced technology" to India, which will be hailed as a further step towards Indo-US cooperation and we can rest...
by SK Mody
07 Jun 2009 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1951
Views: 222451

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

The article below highlights the attacks in Australia. A good time to ask this question. India Asks Why Its Students Must Study Abroad The number is students leaving for studies abroad after high school is increasing - due to insufficient institutions of high quality. In my opinion, those parents wh...
by SK Mody
02 Jun 2009 14:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

but hey, with each passing day, I don't even know what to believe anymore. Just received this hilarious piece of propaganda in my email: 8 Indian cities in global 25 risky offshoring places Bangalore: Eight Indian cities are listed among the world's 25 riskiest places for offshoring, mainly on conc...
by SK Mody
02 Jun 2009 01:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 338149

Re: Indian IT Industry

... I checked DOL website on the outlook for Computer related occupations and following was the projected job growth from 2006-2016 http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco1002.htm#comp Computer Scientists/DBA: 200,000 Programmers: -18,000 Software Engg: 324,000 Support Specialists: 155,000 System Analysts: 146,...
by SK Mody
02 Jun 2009 00:06
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Not an obituary exactly. Ghoshal passed away in 2004, but Con O mist wants to sell, in 2009, the book "Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus" at the bottom released in 2008. Maybe sales of Con O mist are sagging. The fall of the Mall (NYT) Again, the article is date October 2008, but it has ...
by SK Mody
28 May 2009 01:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2961
Views: 297371

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I read it in TOI. Telegraph reports it as a possibility here

Rediff reports it as likely here
by SK Mody
25 May 2009 01:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2961
Views: 297371

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Some bad news. Veer oilyappaM has apparently been appointed minister for surface transport.
Cabinet ...
by SK Mody
25 May 2009 01:31
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Fascinating read. My Personal Credit Crisis This should make a good companion read to that. http://business.theatlantic.com/2009/05/the_road_to_bankruptcy.php From one of the comments: . I'm beginning to suspect that the print media have two problems with reporting this recession. First, this is on...
by SK Mody
25 May 2009 01:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

There's honor even among thieves they say, so why not among emerged (from musharraf) world lawmakers, eh? No IMF money unless Europe steps up: US lawmaker WASHINGTON - A key US lawmaker said on Thursday he would not support a request for US$108 billion in funding for the International Monetary Fund...
by SK Mody
23 May 2009 04:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363508

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

The rupee strengthened 4.9 per cent this week, the most since March 1996, to 47.12 per dollar at 5pm in Mumbai, according to data by Bloomberg. It had closed at 49.40 on last Friday. The rupee has gained 6.5 per cent this month, the best performance among the 10 most active Asian currencies. Do you...
by SK Mody
19 May 2009 23:39
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown



Plain English article - read second part too on origin of 401(k).
by SK Mody
14 Mar 2009 22:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

It's the other way around. Britain gives refuge to thugs and criminals and these people then invest in Russia via Britain.
Also 59 B from Cyprus and 46 B from Netherlands :shock: and 8 B from Virgin Islands. :mrgreen: Clearly the real source of these investments lie elsewhere.
by SK Mody
08 Mar 2009 01:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1817
Views: 120620

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

One can generalize classical meaning of "area" (or "volume") from 3 to n dimension ...It depends on how one defines/generalizes but for 2 (or 3) dimensional case, if we use formula's which we normally use for area/volume - they (or most formula's are valid) are valid for Euclide...
by SK Mody
05 Mar 2009 04:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 444341

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

By the way, this is a time to observe which entities cooperate with each other. It is in a time of _real_ crisis that those with common interests come together. Observe this carefully to see past the Republican/Democrat or other facades.
by SK Mody
05 Mar 2009 03:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 444341

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

According to the above article But it wasn't magic. It amounted to the return of the age-old scam called "bucket shops." Also sometimes known as "boiler rooms," bucket shops emerged after the Civil War. Usually, they were storefronts where people came to bet on stocks without own...
by SK Mody
05 Mar 2009 00:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 444341

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

That is really so sweet of them. I'm sure they will get lots of replies from rice workers, which they can then publish as authentic and unbiased information emanating from their vast network :rotfl: of reporters in venezuela. Atlanticists despise Latin American socialists, but eagerly embrace socia...
by SK Mody
01 Mar 2009 14:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 370324

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Another problem with Indians is that they want to believe in spiritual or moral superiority. I think that such beliefs border on the delusional. Let me explain with a few examples. The Haber-Bosch process that produces the vast majority of nitrogenous fertilizers in the world was mainly funded by g...
by SK Mody
01 Mar 2009 13:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 444341

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Below the BBC article is the following solicitation: Are you in Venezuela? Do you or your family work at the rice producing plants? What are your experiences? Send us your comments using the form below. That is really so sweet of them. I'm sure they will get lots of replies from rice workers, which ...
by SK Mody
25 Feb 2009 22:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1817
Views: 120620

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Also, I will add "euclidean" in front of "n-dim" space to which sk mody casually replied: Just saying, no metric needs to be defined. You only need to define a measure. The normal volume measure can be obtained by taking a finite number (tending to infinity) of elementary cubes....
by SK Mody
24 Feb 2009 05:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 510856

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions-II

Yes, it should be fun to watch them dance the fandango together.
by SK Mody
24 Feb 2009 02:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1817
Views: 120620

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

SKM - Not to nit-pick but "sqr(A)" (actually the "root" sign) (by accepted normal definition) means positive value onlee .. so "abs" in the second case need not be thre ... eg when one writes sqr(2) with either normal mathematical "root" sign or types it in g...
by SK Mody
24 Feb 2009 01:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 510856

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions-II

Not sure if this has been posted before, but; Chinese Auto Sales Overtake U.S. In January Morning Edition, February 10, 2009 · China has released its monthly auto sales report, and the Chinese bought more cars than Americans did in January. If the numbers stay on trend, this could be the year that C...
by SK Mody
24 Feb 2009 01:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1817
Views: 120620

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Yes Abs(Det(A)). Sorry
Abs(det(Transpose(A).A)) is correct. With the sign it gives the oriented area.

I don't think you need to specify euclidian space, since volume can be defined using elementary cubes.
by SK Mody
23 Feb 2009 21:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1817
Views: 120620

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

(a) Give a short proof (no need to dwell on technicalities, just intuitive clarity) that the volume of an n-dimensional parallelopiped formed from the vectors a_1 , a_2 , ... a_n in n-dimensional real space is det(A), where A is the matrix whose columns are the vectors a_i , i =1,2, .... n. (b) What...
by SK Mody
23 Feb 2009 21:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1817
Views: 120620

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

The reviews either rate is very high or very low. The non-math people seemed to have liked the book. I find the title intriguing - perhaps a indication of the philosophical depth of the author. Also her emphasis on symmetries which is the key to understanding conservation laws in physics. Lot of pow...
by SK Mody
21 Feb 2009 00:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 444341

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Clock ticking for Swiss bank secrecy - BBC he decision by Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, to hand over details of a few hundred US clients to the US authorities has shocked the Swiss banking community, and led many to the conclusion that the days of Swiss banking secrecy are now numbered. ... But ...
by SK Mody
03 Feb 2009 00:21
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363508

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

Rahul M wrote:in my early days many made that mistake !
how does one actually read that advert in Indian express, it does look too small.
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by SK Mody
01 Feb 2009 00:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363508

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

The ad on "right to recall" group.
by SK Mody
31 Jan 2009 23:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363508

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

From IE epaper of 31/Jan/09, front page: Old time Brfites may also want to notice a certain other item on the same page :D Govt wants autonomous entity to manage debt, RBI Dy Governor disagrees T HE Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Finance Ministry are at loggerheads again on the issue of setting...

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