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by Dipanker
06 Feb 2018 23:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3359
Views: 596059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Lithium, as well as minerals such as cobalt, nickel and graphite, play an essential role in manufacturing batteries. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has downplayed that role, comparing lithium to “the salt on the salad.” He added that lithium represents only about 2% of the material in Tesla battery cells. htt...
by Dipanker
06 Feb 2018 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3359
Views: 596059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Lithium is one of the most abundant metal on earth. You may run out of oxygen before you run out of lithium!! At 0.05 - 1 ppm in seawater, ~20 ppm in rocks, "abundant"? May be, but prohibitively expensive to separate or mine. There are few commercial deposits around the world. Oxygen is ~...
by Dipanker
06 Feb 2018 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 124981

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

I can not believe we are still twiddling thumb, it's time for section. Send the subs and the ships.
by Dipanker
26 Jan 2018 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2955
Views: 312443

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed dow...
by Dipanker
25 Jan 2018 10:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3359
Views: 596059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Suraj, I've taken the liberty of putting together a graphic illustration based on your example. Will tweet the same. All, please share widely on WhatsApp, FB, other social media as well. https://imgur.com/geKktCX Aren't these medians and averages dependent on the numbers picked though? Meaning the ...
by Dipanker
25 Jan 2018 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2955
Views: 312443

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Seems like the fat lady is getting closer her performance, the American RW is starting to lose it.
by Dipanker
23 Jan 2018 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2214
Views: 244466

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Strategic shift “[India] has to completely reorient its strategic mindset. Strategic shift is needed from Westward Ho to Eastward Thinking; from Land-based thinking to Ocean-centric thinking ,” he added. Surely we can walk and chew gum at the same time? Why choose Ocean-centric thinking over Land-b...
by Dipanker
22 Jan 2018 17:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 426200

Re: Global Economy

India's richest 1% corner 73% of wealth generation: Survey

DAVOS: The richest 1% in India cornered 73% of the wealth generated in the country last year, a new survey showed today, presenting a worrying picture of rising income inequality.
by Dipanker
20 Jan 2018 09:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2397
Views: 345180

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^Apropos the last paragraph, the answer has to be "racism", even much more so back then. For the white supremacists Republicans and the non-liberal types the hybrid Indians figure much lower on the proverbial racial totem pole, lower than the orientals, may be marginally higher than the &q...
by Dipanker
20 Jan 2018 03:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 104887

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

It's getting there, few more rejigs may be required before it is just right!

GST Council rejigs rates of 29 items, 53 services
by Dipanker
16 Jan 2018 23:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3359
Views: 596059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The graph says 2017 - 19...so looks like they considered two years of growth. Eurozone GDP is more like $13.something T and they must have assumed about 2% growth over next couple of years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_European_Union GDP $18.3 trillion (nominal; 2018)[2] $20.9 trill...
by Dipanker
16 Jan 2018 22:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3359
Views: 596059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Even more significantly, this is in real current-dollar GDP, not PPP terms. It's very significant that in current dollars, we already contribute more to global GDP growth than the entirety of Eurozone. Allow me to be skeptical about this claim. Eurozone (EU?) has roughly the size of economy as that...
by Dipanker
16 Jan 2018 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2955
Views: 312443

Re: Understanding the US- Again

There is a more interesting reason. WSJ also published a story of Trump lawyer paying $130,000 hush money in October 2016 to a _pornstar for a 2006 Lake Tahoe rendezvous:

Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence
by Dipanker
08 Jan 2018 06:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 2220

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

Sudarshan Please take a look at Nobel prize for literature. How many were awarded to Germans after WWII? On tour of Germany last year many bookshops crowded with titles. Unfortunatley I cant read German. Let me assure you there are writers. TIDBITS: Just looked up WIKI, since WWII a total of 8 nobe...
by Dipanker
08 Jan 2018 06:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 270998

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Check out the GOI's Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website, two of the 4 cycling banner images are of Canadian and American Roads! This is not the first time. Another time the website had posted image of roads from Spain and claimed them to be Indian! Who gives a crap? They can even put su...
by Dipanker
03 Jan 2018 14:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 144020

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Nuclear Button to Hit US "Always On My Desk", Says North Korea's Kim Jong BEIJING:North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasted in an annual New Year's Day speech Monday that he had a nuclear button on his desk and that the entire United States was within range of his weapons - but he also vowe...
by Dipanker
02 Jan 2018 06:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2397
Views: 345180

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump says $7 trillion ‘foolishly spent’ in Middle East Not really its all dollar/oil denomination . The money was spent on the american military and contractors . much like what china is now "oboring" other countries., enriching itself. GWOT since Oct. 2001 has done serious damage to the...
by Dipanker
02 Jan 2018 06:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3359
Views: 596059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

So to summarize, India will need a real growth-rate of ~12.5% to grow into a $10T economy by 2030, at ~8% real growth rate it can become a $10T economy only by 2036. If the real growth rate turns out to be lower than that 8% ( so far the average real growth of past 17 years have been around ~7%) , ...
by Dipanker
02 Jan 2018 06:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3359
Views: 596059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Indian economy will grow 7-8% y-o-y and will be a $10 Trillion economy by 2030. That is given. Wikipedia says India's current GDP is $2.439T (2017). I don't see how a $2.439T economy becomes a $10T economy at 8% real growth in 12 years, here is the compounding : 2.439 *( 1.0 + 0.08)^12 = ~$ 6.142 T...
by Dipanker
02 Jan 2018 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 144020

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Nuclear Button to Hit US "Always On My Desk", Says North Korea's Kim Jong BEIJING:North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasted in an annual New Year's Day speech Monday that he had a nuclear button on his desk and that the entire United States was within range of his weapons - but he also vowe...
by Dipanker
01 Jan 2018 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 394397

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

India surely had some language before PIE came in 1400 BC as per linguists. Were Harappans (3000 BC) and Bhimbetka (30,000 BC) dwellers before them stupid? With no language? But if PIE became Sanskrit how come Sanskrit that came from Eurasia on Equus caballus has less than 4% substrate of any non I...
by Dipanker
01 Jan 2018 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2565
Views: 478555

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Casualty figure has climbed to 5, this must be strongly responded with, including attack on JEM camps.

Pulwama attack: Militants storm CRPF training camp, kill 5 men
by Dipanker
31 Dec 2017 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 569014

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India should offer to join OBOR provided China exerts pressure on Pakistan to handover control of POK to India. In that case Chinese roads to Pakistan would pass through Indian Gilgit/Baltistan thus India automatically becoming part of OBOR. Otherwise India can not join OBOR. Say this as friendly a...
by Dipanker
31 Dec 2017 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 569014

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India should offer to join OBOR provided China exerts pressure on Pakistan to handover control of POK to India. In that case Chinese roads to Pakistan would pass through Indian Gilgit/Baltistan thus India automatically becoming part of OBOR. Otherwise India can not join OBOR.
by Dipanker
30 Dec 2017 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 144020

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Russian tankers fuelled North Korea via transfers at sea: Sources LONDON/MOSCOW: Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline t...
by Dipanker
28 Dec 2017 02:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of India
Replies: 124
Views: 17357

Re: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of India

19% of Indians drink water with lethal levels of arsenic NEW DELHI: About 239 million people across 153 districts in 21 states drink water that contains unacceptably high levels of arsenic. In effect, they are being slowly poisoned. Calculations based on information provided by the water resources ...
by Dipanker
27 Dec 2017 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5502
Views: 569014

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

To say that Russia only has oil is a misnomer, Russia is vast country, 8% of the total land area of the world, almost twice the size of USA or China! Given its vast size, it is also endowed with vast amount of resources too, by some estimate 30% of the total natural resources of the world! I think w...
by Dipanker
22 Dec 2017 05:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2397
Views: 345180

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

In addition to UK and France, Japan and Germany too voted for the resolution, hard to spin that!
by Dipanker
20 Dec 2017 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2397
Views: 345180

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US takes India back to WTO in solar power dispute GENEVA: India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO's dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednes...
by Dipanker
20 Dec 2017 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2397
Views: 345180

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

That's not the point. They have never been an obstacle. The leaked memo, however, is the first time we have verifiable evidence that the selective deployment of "human rights violation" allegations is a deliberate and targeted policy instrument of the US State Dept. I would tend to think ...
by Dipanker
19 Dec 2017 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 394397

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

My assumption is wrong or not can be proved/disproved once I have the the equations to compute the RA's and DEC w.r.t time and then I can run a simulation for a period of 26,000 years. I did think about the boundary conditions in the change of direction of rotational axis in my assumption/hypothesi...
by Dipanker
16 Dec 2017 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 394397

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

See this <link> and posts after that for some people's solutions. My comments and solution is at here .. (It is NOT specific to Alcol/Mizar/Mahabharata.. but a method how such problems can be done. As mentioned in that link, the math is not really that hard, if one just thinks logically... look at ...
by Dipanker
16 Dec 2017 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 394397

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

My assumption is that as long as the direction of rotation remains same, the axis of rotation whether passing through Polaris or Thuban or Vega should not affect order in which Alcor/Mizar culminate. This should be provable by using math. and back calculating their positions. That is a bad assumpti...
by Dipanker
15 Dec 2017 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 394397

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

But to reiterate the point I have been making, whether Alcor/Mizar are going around the polaris, or Thuban, or Vega as its pole star, their front/back relationship ( as shown in the following telescopic picture) has remained more or less same for last 7000 years and longer and will remain so for a ...
by Dipanker
15 Dec 2017 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 394397

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Thanks for your input, But to reiterate the point I have been making, whether Alcor/Mizar are going around the polaris, or Thuban, or Vega as its pole star, their front/back relationship ( as shown in the following telescopic picture) has remained more or less same for last 7000 years and longer an...
by Dipanker
14 Dec 2017 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2397
Views: 345180

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Posting it here because it affects India indirectly, $700 million is lot of money Pakistan can use against India. Trump signs bill that includes $700m reimbursement for Pakistan WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed into law a $700 billion defence bill that includes up to $700 million to ...
by Dipanker
14 Dec 2017 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 394397

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I would tend to think that if a constellation of stars appear more or less in same relative position with respect to each other during the course of 1 year ( period of earth's revolution around sun), then precession of equinoxes should not have any effect on appearance of such constellations, for e...
by Dipanker
14 Dec 2017 01:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3359
Views: 596059

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/0k7vhVQNUKVpahm4KTL70N/CPI-inflation-touches-15month-high-of-488-in-November.html CPI-based retail inflation rose to 4.88% in November from 3.58% in October, India’s factory output measured by IIP slowed to 2.2% in October from 4.14% in September worrying signs ? Ma...
by Dipanker
12 Dec 2017 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 394397

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Simple question about rotation of constellations around the celestial north pole in northern hemisphere, from a viewer perspective the stars of constellation which appear to be in "front/top" position in relation to other stars in the same constellation before the culmination will appear ...

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