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by Sridhar K
04 Dec 2015 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

Very bad news. 18 people are reported dead in MIOT hospital supposedly in ICU. Reported in Times now
by Sridhar K
04 Dec 2015 08:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

SriKumar wrote:Are the bridges over Adayar functional (Saidapet, Kotturpuram and ADayar-near Theosophical Society)?
There is a picture showing Saidpet bridge was crested- meaing all Mount Road traffic would stop at Saidapet.

Saidapet and Kotturpuram are closed but the Adyar bridge has been operational all along.
by Sridhar K
04 Dec 2015 08:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

Disha Which part of Tambaram. The eastern side is pretty ok. The IAF station on the eastern side is from where rescue is being cordinatedEven on the western side Army has rescued a lot of people. Mobile network and power is down but death toll is very limited in that area. [url]https://m.facebook.co...
by Sridhar K
04 Dec 2015 05:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

The Adyar river runs inside the western side of the airport. Part of the secondary runway is actually is over the runway
by Sridhar K
03 Dec 2015 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

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by Sridhar K
03 Dec 2015 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

What is the scene in the hospitals, especially MIOT? Is it flooded ? Can it be approached at all ? I know someone who was in the ICU there when the deluge happened and when one hears about stuff like doctors and staff abandoning the hospitals , that is cause for concern. The entire area was flooded...
by Sridhar K
03 Dec 2015 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

Arshyam Good posts. The civic authorities, police deserve a huge thank you. Areas that were flooded were clear ed up in no time in some of the suburbs by cutting of canals, roads and dividers to make the water flow. EB was working overtime to restore power in areas where there is no water logging. S...
by Sridhar K
03 Dec 2015 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

Chetakji
Would love to but on a iffy mobile connection from Chennai. It times out 4 times before I manage to post.

Just Google for Chennai Outer ring road pictures
by Sridhar K
03 Dec 2015 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

Vasu ‏@vasudevan_k This is the pallavaram flyover picture released by IAF. If does not shock us nothing will. #chennairains [/quote] This is the pallavaram flyover picture released by IAF. If does not shock us nothing will. #chennairains [/quote] This is not Pallavaram flyover but rather the pictur...
by Sridhar K
03 Dec 2015 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 20632

Re: Chennai floods

I started from my home on Tuesday morning to drop my wife at Mahindra city at around 7.30. It was drizzling and enroute crossed a small portion of the flooded road in Selaiyur and then got stuck in irumbiluy bridge for an hour. Then got stuck at Zoo junction for close to another hour. WThey closed t...
by Sridhar K
20 Nov 2015 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1175
Views: 227605

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

India Reforms Are Gathering Pace A few achievements listed among many promising initiatives that have been kick started. A comprehensive note from Jupiter Investment Management's Avinash Vazirani (Manager of the Jupiter India Fund) highlights how Prime Minister Modi's recent high profile visit to t...
by Sridhar K
20 Nov 2015 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 558969

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Cross posting India Reforms Are Gathering Pace Nothing new for BR but lists a few significant initiatives that have been kicked off and the author's optimistic view of them going to yield positive results . We may have to wait to see how the actual results pan out are over a period of time against t...
by Sridhar K
17 Nov 2015 12:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Weather Forecast & Current Climate Conditions
Replies: 216
Views: 19732

Re: Weather Forecast & Current Climate Conditions

At least this time, Ramanan (IMD's infamous Chennai head) got it right with the prediction. Some photos from another forum (gearheads) Sholinganallur toll plaza to the infamous IT Highway (low way) https://gearheads.in/attachment.php?attachmentid=213897&d=1447681108&thumb=1 http://gearheads....
by Sridhar K
15 Nov 2015 19:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Weather Forecast & Current Climate Conditions
Replies: 216
Views: 19732

Re: Weather Forecast & Current Climate Conditions

Chennai Weather from Twitterati

It is has been raining non stop in Chennai with most of the suburban areas flooded. All lakes are full and the breach is overflowing. Palar river, Adyar river are all flowing full. More rains predicted for the next 3 days and don't think Chennai can take it anymore.
by Sridhar K
08 Sep 2015 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 132130

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Was in Nepal for more than 2 weeks as part of the Kailash and Mukthinath Yatra. A few first hand observations 1) The country (at least the people) completely recovered from the earth quake. 2) West of Pokhara was largely unaffected but people are miffed at Indian media for painting the whole of Nepa...
by Sridhar K
07 Sep 2015 08:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1091375

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

I returned from Kailash Manasarovar Yatra over the weekend. Just a brief of our experience here since we often hear about the infra and terrain on the Chinese side versus our side. Our tour was through the Nepal private operators who operate via two routes (a) From Kathmandu through road through the...
by Sridhar K
04 Jun 2015 11:57
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Brig. RayC RIP
Replies: 90
Views: 11154

Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Sad to hear the news. Condolences to his family and hope his atma attain shanti.
by Sridhar K
01 Jun 2015 10:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 342335

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Even the run between Jolarpet and Bangarpet has many deep cuts and frequently the up and down lines are separated by great distances because of the rocky terrain. Keep an eye out for this next time you travel on this route. Yes. Have noted it on my train travels to Bangalore, sometimes even wondere...
by Sridhar K
01 Jun 2015 09:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 342335

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Vsunder Thanks a ton for the info. Always wondered why does the Chennai line spur south west into Jolarpet and then northwest to Bangarpet. While driving on the Chennai-Bangalore higway, we cross the Chennai Jolarpet line and then cross the jolarpet- bangarpet line. As for my question on Bangalore-P...
by Sridhar K
01 Jun 2015 07:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 342335

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Singha saar. Only the routes to Bangalore & Kerala are electrified double line. The heavy haul Chennai-Kanyakumari line is single line (getting electrified though) for most parts. Not sure about Chennai-Kovai high speed trains. The Chennai-Kovai shatabdi did not get much patronage and was pulled...
by Sridhar K
26 May 2015 21:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275794

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Singhaji It already has, if you go by the real estate guys. In case you want to have some good laughter, watch the Tamizh channels in the mornings for real estate ads featuring actors from Tamil soaps where they mention the location as being very close to Chennai, a few minutes drive etc. ) You can ...
by Sridhar K
26 May 2015 20:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275794

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Aditya_V We all know that City traffic is difficult and I avoid coming into the city as much as possible. My daily drive is through the city periphery from Sembakkam to DLF via Kathipara. I avoid GST and take the Kamatchi hospital, velachery ring road. Due to traffic jam near airport. I spend 20-30 ...
by Sridhar K
26 May 2015 09:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275794

Re: Indian Roads Thread

What about the sriperumbudur tambaram connection? Is that built? I got lost there once trying that half built connection. Are you talking about the Tambaram-Oragadam-Sriperumbudur connection? If yes, it has been completed almost 3 years back except that the last stretch is two lane near Sriperumbud...
by Sridhar K
24 May 2015 14:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275794

Re: Indian Roads Thread

@Nandakumar, Madhya Kailash Vandalur road won't cut it any more. Vandalur zoo crossing and Guduvanchery is another bottleneck. Crossing the Vandalur zoo intersection is another nightmare and with absolute lack of foresight, they have new ORR joining the GST Road prior to the zoo crossing instead of ...
by Sridhar K
23 May 2015 21:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275794

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Heard there was a 15km 8 hour traffic jam in NCR. So building out 8 lane expressways does not solve it. Toll booths further slow things down as traffic density increases exponentially. Saw some posts in FB that it was due to some stupid action of the Haryana Police and the AAPians were cursing that...
by Sridhar K
23 May 2015 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1468
Views: 132130

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

We (our spirtual circle) had planned to go on Kailash Yatra on 27th via Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Similkot (flying) and then cross over to Tibet. During the return, we were supposed to visit Mukthinath (by chopper) and Manokhamna temple (Sakthipeet). Every arrangement was complete with us scheduled to e...
by Sridhar K
14 Apr 2015 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4329
Views: 448874

Re: Internal Security Watch

TN as whole is not an issue but the region I mentioned will have the demographic issue. Not sure whether we have data specific to the region but it is very much visible. Migration of Hindus, conversion and muslim population growth in that region will lead to similar demographic issues
by Sridhar K
14 Apr 2015 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4329
Views: 448874

Re: Internal Security Watch

The entire east coast of TN from Sirkazhi till Ramanathapuram is getting complelety islamized and the region extends almost west till Thanjavur, kind of malabar of TN. This area has lot of connection with Middle east and Malaysia. There is a big push from wahabi elements to increase population and b...
by Sridhar K
07 Apr 2015 23:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275794

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I have seen two types of tolled roads in my travel in South India. The ones operated by a SPV/Private entity like L & T and the other operated by NHAI. The ones operated by the private entities in TN are newer, costlier but decently maintained. The issue seems to be with the NHAI operated ones a...
by Sridhar K
06 Apr 2015 22:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275794

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Suraj, Supratik Thanks for the insights. My worry was not about major expansions/changes but general maintenance for the toll they collect going down with increase in toll cost. The Chennai-Chinglepet stretch has been crying for a six lane for the past 5 years but can understand that the six laning ...
by Sridhar K
05 Apr 2015 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275794

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Had some expectation from this Govt. on improvements in National highways but it has been disappointing so far at least in TN. The NHs in TN outside of the GQ are still the same (bad) and in the NH, the toll has increased but maintenance going down. Case in point, Chennai-Ranipet stretch of Chennai-...
by Sridhar K
09 Mar 2015 09:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388693

Re: Indian Autos Thread

^^ IIRC Indian Octavia and Jetta sharing the same platform inside like Rapid/vento, superb/passart and is a repositioned vehicle? My friend has a passat, spare parts are not an issue but he spends Rs 35000 odd on each of his 15K service. VW treats him well but they seems to charge a super premium on...
by Sridhar K
22 Feb 2015 11:31
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF 15 years. let us look back.
Replies: 194
Views: 17609

Re: BRF 15 years. let us look back.

^^. Sorry I missed Rakesh Koshy the mod while posting
by Sridhar K
22 Feb 2015 10:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF 15 years. let us look back.
Replies: 194
Views: 17609

Re: BRF 15 years. let us look back.

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by Sridhar K
22 Feb 2015 10:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF 15 years. let us look back.
Replies: 194
Views: 17609

Re: BRF 15 years. let us look back.

SBajwa ji The Toronto meet was after the one you attended. Guess it was a bigger meet where a Paki joined the meet and boasted about it in a Paki forum. I remember that you couldn't make it to our meet and it was attended by Ldev, Spin, myself Rakesh Akula Mithaiwala (thanks LDev) and one more (he a...
by Sridhar K
10 Feb 2015 11:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF 15 years. let us look back.
Replies: 194
Views: 17609

Re: BRF 15 years. let us look back.

Joined in 2002, when I was in Toronto for an year and was active during those days. Used to participate a bit on the oil and gas thread with Peregerine and SSridhar. After that has been in lurk mode but not a day passes off without me reading BRF. Folks at my home always taunt me by asking if I am r...
by Sridhar K
27 Jan 2015 08:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 18171

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

arshyam saar: Yes, MH float is my second choice. That said, has anybody visited Allandi where the 13th century Sant Dnyaneshwar attained mOksha? I visited about 15 years or so back. While the temple and all is fine (just like most temples in India), the river Indrayani was in a bad shape with lots ...
by Sridhar K
05 Jan 2015 08:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 312383

Re: Indian IT Industry

Bade Sir As others have said, the move to tier -2 cities, moving from BE to BSC has been there since mid 2000s in the Indian IT services industry. During my stint in TCS, I was involved in the recruitment of people from BSCs from tier -2 colleges and this drive was started for the exact reasons as y...
by Sridhar K
03 Jan 2015 22:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 312383

Re: Indian IT Industry

KJo Bro, Understand that you had bad experience with people from TCS but you are painting everyone in both TCS and in the Indian services industry with a big broad brush. Don't want to make it a pi$$ing contest but have to tell you the other side of the stories. I have worked with peecha karo folks ...

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