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by Anant
25 Oct 2010 10:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 409100

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

I went to school with Anish Goel. He's originally from Iowa City, Iowa. His dad was an engineer here, as is his brother. He might be a good engineer but god only knows what he's doing as a policy wonk. Anytime someone switches careers like that I tend to think they flamed out in their original caree...
by Anant
25 Sep 2010 05:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 186175

Re: Issues faced by Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

I for one agree 110% with Sanjay M. First of all, I've read Sanjay M's posts and I think it is insulting for a forum of this caliber to call anyone who makes a critical comment an "anti-Indian" or "Pakistani." That needs to stop and there is no need for ad hominem attacks. Sanjay...
by Anant
06 Jul 2010 23:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1017073

Re: LCA News and Discussions

What a babe. :twisted:
Maybe I am hallucinating but the spine and landing gear appear a bit super hornetesque.
Congrats to all the hardworking folks who built the plane. Now all we need is an indigenous engine.
Congrats again.
by Anant
07 Jun 2010 09:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 750942

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Negi, I for one have understood what you have had to say. It was simple enough from the get go. I am sorry to see this thread generate into personal attacks, vitriol and off tangent analysis. I hope you don't stop posting. There are a minority of us who appreciate your knowledge and candor. All the ...
by Anant
02 Jun 2010 08:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 750942

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Shiv, I see something like a vertical fin also if I gray scale and invert the image (aka negative it). It is after the contour at the end of the boat. Maybe I am hallucinating but what the heck. It's still cool. The open missile tube is quite evident. I bet someone with brains (not me) can measure t...
by Anant
27 May 2010 09:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 99625

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Neshant, Funny you mention Stem Cell Therapeutics. Yes, I know them and yes I've met them. First, if the stock is a penny stock, you shouldn't be hanging out in that neighborhood at all. Stocks like that are illiquid, pumped and dumped and often hard to get rid off. Be darn careful ok? You could los...
by Anant
26 May 2010 09:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 99625

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Hi all, I was pleasantly surprised that there is a biotech discussion on BR. I've been schleping on here for more than 10 years but apparently never visited the technology and economy forum. Now on to your questions. Neshant, don't take it the wrong way but don't invest in stem cell stocks and biote...
by Anant
25 May 2010 09:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 99625

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Hello Neshant, I am a stem cell scientist. I'd stay away from these stocks like the plague for now. It's like the wild wild west. Yes there is great potential but at the moment, very little has moved from the bench to the clinic. I'd stay away for now. If you wish you can contact me offline. All the...
by Anant
24 May 2010 08:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 99625

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

If anyone here has any interest or knowledge of manufacturing of tissue culture plasticware and serological pipettes, could someone kindly contact me at patentconsultatgmaildotcom. Also, I have started a group on linkedin called US-India Biotechnology Alliance. I'd love to see all of you there as we...
by Anant
22 May 2010 10:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5730
Views: 583918

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

NDTV reports the pilot was an ex-pat Serb. Is there that much of an Indian pilot shortage?
by Anant
22 May 2010 09:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5730
Views: 583918

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

JFK airport has an engineered arrestor system at the end of the runaway which basically is a form of concrete in which jets get stuck, bleed speed and then stop if they have overshot the runaway. At such an airport, I wish these poor folks had this option. However, regardless of any of this, this ne...
by Anant
15 Apr 2010 03:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 643427

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Hi Pratik, My point wasn't to ridicule you and if it came across as such, I humbly apologize. What I meant to say was that please do pick apart the interview and if you glean anything from it let me or us know. I am a rank amateur at all of this and learn from others. I meant no disrespect to you. I...
by Anant
15 Apr 2010 03:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 643427

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

There's a difference between an interview for lay people v. an interview for people who are in that field. If you want those answers, get some journo from a rocketry journal. Plenty exist for my field. I am sure they exist for rocketeers and rocket scientists. Have them ask him and I am sure he'd be...
by Anant
15 Apr 2010 02:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 643427

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

It's really really really hard ok. No one was sitting on their @$$es. It's like curing cancer or AIDS. I mean HIV/AIDS has been known atleast for 25+ years in earnest. Why isn't there a vaccine? We have vaccines for other viruses. I am arguing by analogy here. Cryogenic tech, once again, is VERY dif...
by Anant
05 Mar 2010 04:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Trash Thread in the Trash Can (Use 4545 to Merge Posts)
Replies: 1207
Views: 90956

Re: RIP B Harry

Karthik, I respectfully ask you to lay down the spy novels or conspiracy theories before you post. Heart abnormalities, while not the norm, do happen to younger individuals. Arrhythmias, arterial blockages, migratory blood clots and mechanical defects in the heart are not unheard of at even this you...
by Anant
25 Feb 2010 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 911779

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Off topic but thanks Shiv. I hadn't laughed out loud and audibly in a long time. Thanks again. And to those lucky Bangalorites, take some photos if you can will ya. Much appreciated.
by Anant
09 Feb 2010 04:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 176303

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Harbans,

Not to nitpick but the incident was at 3 Mile Island. That is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania not New York. Long Island is in New York, not Pennsylvania. Otherwise, your point is well taken. Thanks.
by Anant
30 Dec 2009 11:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610143

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Chandel, Your point is well taken and not to take the thread off topic but there are degrees of screwing. On that spectrum, the Russians have and continue to save our bacon. The biggest culprits are the US and the "enlightened" Europeans who view Pakistan through rose colored glasses and a...
by Anant
30 Dec 2009 10:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610143

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Dear Bodhi, The time to leverage the US is now. The American economy is a basketcase and the defense market for American planes has significantly truncated. Imagine how many people will be jobless in Texas and Missouri if India takes a pass on the F-16 and F-18. The US understands bargaining only fr...
by Anant
30 Dec 2009 10:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610143

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

First of all my condolences to B Harry. I am a long time lurker on here and always enjoyed his posts. 23 is far far too young of an age to go. May you rest in peace and may your parents have solace in your passing. Now my do paise or 2 cents. I would not buy anything from the Swedes. On principal. T...
by Anant
02 Dec 2009 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre

Fellow BRer's, PBS has a good documentary. Ok let me preface why I say good. It's good because it shows phone intercepts of the terrorists and their handlers in Pakistan. I urge you to watch this documentary. I was so livid after watching the level of depravity of this people that I wanted to smash ...
by Anant
16 Nov 2009 05:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 242023

Re: India-China News and Discussions

Neshant, I'd rather go back to India and die with dignity fighting the Chinese rather than think like you. Seriously, I don't understand how you can appease a bully; that's like giving him your daily lunch money and then getting your butt beaten daily after class. Worse come to worse, India has to g...
by Anant
15 Nov 2009 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2010
Views: 198272

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Sharma Sir and others, Assume the US response to India is lukewarm and pro-Chinese, what should India's response be? What cards does India have in turn to respond? The words coming out of Obama's mouth may as well be in mandarin. Policies don't change but the man is making me ill in terms of his for...
by Anant
15 Nov 2009 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2010
Views: 198272

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

I saw and heard Obama's speech yesterday from Tokyo. He gushed about China ad naseaum and emphasized China's role in Asia and that the US had nothing to fear from a "rising China." India wasn't mentioned once. I voted for this guy and I am now regretting this decision. Has Obama planned an...
by Anant
17 Oct 2009 01:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1561490

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Thank you much. He's the one. My guess is he's the boss of the SPG. Thanks for putting it up. Bad azz indeed.
by Anant
17 Oct 2009 00:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1561490

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Not to add more discussion here but glad someone finally took a photo of my posse. :wink: Those guys along with those jag pilots look bad azz. Please look up the word intimidation and pre-emption in the dictionary and then cross refer to s-hit stained pants of terrorists. Nice pics. And knee pads ar...
by Anant
29 Sep 2009 11:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 185841

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Amit, It's an issue of arsenal size, not just yield. I have no problem accepting the fact that 200KT weapons are in the Indian arsenal. What the TN weapon offers is more bang for the buck, aka more with less fissile material. In the context of American pressure and the other G-19, it makes sense to ...
by Anant
29 Sep 2009 11:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 185841

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Arnab, Thanks for the sarcasm. I have read Ramana's (I assume you mean the BRF poster) posts with great interest and that of Arun_S also. Ramana had suggested (and I paraphrase only) that he might have to pull his Bharat Rakshak Monitor article in light of recent findings or that modifications would...
by Anant
29 Sep 2009 10:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 185841

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Geeth, Unlike the vitriol on this thread, my point is not to insult anyone, you included. I live in the US and the US is well known for having a crap ton of nukes. I am not worried about Iowa being nuked anytime soon by the Chinese or Pakistanis. However, I have people I love who live in India and m...
by Anant
29 Sep 2009 10:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 185841

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Geeth, Can I ask you a simple question? How do you know the TN works? If you believe it works, is there objective data to show that it works? If it works, is there any clue to its weaponization? Informed sources seem to say that this is not the case. It's one thing to be an optimist, it's another th...
by Anant
29 Sep 2009 10:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 185841

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

John Snow, Sir you have the best post in this thread (about a page ago). It really to me is an intellectual disconnect that when those in authority promise so much, produce so little and compromise the security and well being of nearly a billion people. For the rest who are satisfied with boosted fi...
by Anant
24 Sep 2009 00:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 185841

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

SaiK, I did use the word permanent (not power) and its an open secret that India and some others want to modify the UN Charter and expand the permanent (voting or not) members of the security council. By the way, the one common thread of all 5 is that they have extensive nuclear arsenals. Coincidenc...
by Anant
23 Sep 2009 23:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 185841

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

This thread like all other controversial ones on BR (i.e. Arihant, nuclear bomb design and now this) fissures into two paths. The first path is the science people like Arun_S, Ramana, some others and myself (scientist, although not in this field) who ask astonishingly simple questions like: 1) Did t...
by Anant
03 Sep 2009 07:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 169218

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Can one of you gurus elucidate this further? Dr. Kakodkar cites a specific series of US tests and remarks on simulation capabilities. Thank you all. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/No-more-nuke-tests-needed-says-Kakodkar/articleshow/4966230.cms Is he referring to this? http://tinyurl.com/n9nnsh A...
by Anant
02 Sep 2009 08:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 169218

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Ramana Sir,

By fixing it, do you mean that the design was fixed in 2003 to correct for errors based on the test in 1998? Thank you.

Anant
by Anant
31 Aug 2009 01:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 169218

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Dear Arun_S, The photo you have put up is cropped. The real photo is as follows: http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/India/ShaktiPressConf640c10.jpg The right side of the photo shows Dr. Anil Kakodkar. Curiously in this photo, I can't make him out. Dr. Sikka is third from left, last row. Looks stoic. ht...
by Anant
30 Aug 2009 11:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 169218

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Kanson Sir, I honestly don't know the motivation now, either politically or otherwise. Moreover, I know very little about bomb design and my guess is most in this forum fall somewhere in this category. What I am saying however is this. When you try to master high technology and that too, that which ...
by Anant
30 Aug 2009 10:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 169218

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Image

All Smiles including K. Santhanam. How things have changed.
by Anant
30 Aug 2009 10:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 169218

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Another coincidence that strikes me as odd is (and I think someone else also mentioned this), within a year and change, we were embroiled in Kargil. Now if this so called test was successful, I would think the terrorists to the NW would have held off realizing they'd be decapitated once in for all. ...
by Anant
30 Aug 2009 10:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist
Replies: 2362
Views: 169218

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist

Negi Sir, I am not a nuclear scientist nor a weapons designer but India's claims about the yields has been questioned. I point you to this link: http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/India/IndiaRealYields.html and this particular concluding para: The consensus among outside seismic experts is that the yie...

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