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by Sridhar K
05 Dec 2014 18:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 311807

Re: Indian IT Industry

Krishnan
Sutherland has another facility in DLF Manapakkam. Perhaps they have shifted out?
by Sridhar K
21 Nov 2014 14:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5543
Views: 475184

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ I thought that Marans would have already done that by now (when they invested in the sinking spicejet) and in an exit mode now considering being out of power.
by Sridhar K
21 Nov 2014 13:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5543
Views: 475184

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The Chennai airports taxis plying ambys are migrating to Dzire. Almost more than half the fleet is now converted and they expect to completely change to Dzire in the next few years. On the decision to retain Chennai airport under AAI control, one of the reasons being floated locally is the presence ...
by Sridhar K
21 Nov 2014 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33744

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

But such nationalism cannot be conjured up at the drop of a hat because someone fancies it.. Some sort of pre-existing loyalty to nation must exist. This loyalty does exist and is not simply "loyalty to religion". Secularists have always assumed that "Hindu nationalism" is a sor...
by Sridhar K
21 Nov 2014 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33744

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

harbansji, I could be due my ignorance of concepts. Is a Sattvic person is allowed to take life of others? If not, then how does defence and peace keeping work? Saravana, would suggest reading the Bhagavat Gita on three Gunas especially Chapters 14 and 17. Sattvic is a state of mind and not necessa...
by Sridhar K
13 Nov 2014 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Toyota's engine, transmission, steering, brakes etc. are top draw. The diesel engines are frugal, no turbo lag and high miler to boot. Qualis is still a top draw in the second hand market because of its engine and low TOC. It is ironic that Toyota withdrew the qualis because they did not want to be ...
by Sridhar K
13 Nov 2014 11:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

For some reason, a scratch on the new vehicle always happen (drishti/nazar?) I see it has a sign that the vehicle has truly come home. BTW, what color is your vehicle? My swift windshield developed a crack from a projectile hit spot. The projectile hit the windshield while driving down to Chennai fr...
by Sridhar K
12 Nov 2014 13:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Javee sir Aventurra is nothing but Punto cross and not a new product like the ecosport. Unlike the Etios cross and the polo cross which have side and bumper cladding + roof rails with the same GC, Fiat at least have raised the GC of the vehicle. Even the 2012 Punto has good GC. Inside the aventurra ...
by Sridhar K
12 Nov 2014 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4324
Views: 447138

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^ The police discovered country bombs found in a garbage bin yesterday in Madurai, TN. Do these have any similarities with the burdwan bombs?? Nothing has been reported on that after the initial news items. However, a BD national was caught near the Tirusoolam's army firing range http://www.newin...
by Sridhar K
12 Nov 2014 10:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

For Yagnasri garu, I forgot to mention that Figo Diesel Titanium could be a good option as well unless he drives on bad roads. The laden GC of Figo makes it scrape big speed breakers when loaded. It failed to clear my tests on the dirt tracks near my house.
by Sridhar K
11 Nov 2014 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4324
Views: 447138

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^ The police discovered country bombs found in a garbage bin yesterday in Madurai, TN.
by Sridhar K
11 Nov 2014 10:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Yagnasri Don't know how old you are. My dad had all the Marutis K10, alto, Swift, 2 wagon R. He keeps changing them once in 6 months as his close friend is a used car dealer. He has a swift petrol now and don't know how long it will survive. He encountered hip problems with altos (as they are low sl...
by Sridhar K
10 Nov 2014 14:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Wagon R is easy on the pocket, reliable, has a decent engine and no maintenance issues. However totally unsafe. The seats are also not very great for long drives (lack of thigh support on the seats, bench type rear seats). It will be taxing to commute 60-80 kms per day in a Wagon R.
by Sridhar K
10 Nov 2014 11:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Singha sir, congrats. I like the ecosport too especially the saffron one but hopefully I won't change my Swift for a few more years. If the tyres are Goodyear duraplus, then it is a pretty decent one and so are the Apollo aceleres. MRF except ZLO are crappy. Hear that the same EPS (electronic power ...
by Sridhar K
10 Nov 2014 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4324
Views: 447138

Re: Internal Security Watch

SSridhar saar. In the meantime Hindu reports of a peace march by Tamilnadu thowheeth Jamath http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/chen-events/peace-march-held-in-tambaram/article6580924.ece while their site states it is a anti terrorism campaign. I personally witnessed the march and they were ...
by Sridhar K
07 Nov 2014 16:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I got my membership a few years back but the quality of posters has gone down the drain.Too much moderation has made people leave or shift into lurk mode. Some of them shifted to gear heads.in. Except for a few good posters generally I ignore most of them and use the forum for info collection The gu...
by Sridhar K
07 Nov 2014 12:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275387

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Aditya
6 laning complete from chennasamudram toll aka Ranipat to Hosur. Chennai to Ranipet will give ur ecosport a good working as it is getting into SUV territory.
by Sridhar K
04 Nov 2014 22:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Sridhar K- Drive clean is in Alandur beyond Kathipara, do you any place within say 7Km radius of Nungambakkam? He is actually based out of Porur. Won't recommend anyone else in Chennai. Privilege cars spa used to be good in Nandhanam but not anymore. Talk to drive clean. He generally picks up the v...
by Sridhar K
04 Nov 2014 20:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Negi, there are instances when the clear coat wrap will help. Some idiot ended up pouring paint + thinner on our car. The clearcoat is now peeling. With the treatment done, we could have avoided this - neighbour's car with the treatment/wrap suffered no damage at all. Acid rain and other factors li...
by Sridhar K
03 Nov 2014 11:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

When I sold my Manza, a week before delivering it to the buyer, a stone fell from the construction site and broke the windshield. Had to spend ~ 5k for replacing the windshield.
by Sridhar K
03 Nov 2014 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 91814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

^^ Agree to that. Though OT, The whole parade viewership on the Indian side is badly managed. Too much crowd, very little control mechanism, huge potential for stampede. They need to bring in a system like Tirumala or never allow people.
by Sridhar K
03 Nov 2014 10:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Adding to the point about Indian versions of global cars being compromised on Safety. http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/now-maruti-suzuki-swift-and-datsun-go-fail-ncap-crash-tests-615429 Swift and Datson Go failing the G-NCAP crash test for India specifc cars. Swift exported to Latin America is the ...
by Sridhar K
03 Nov 2014 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 91814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

Have been to the Attari border in July this year to watch the BSF show. The no man's land is hardly 25-50 feet max. The crowds gather on both sides of the no man's land and there is a viewing gallery where 100s assemble to watch the retreat. The trucks don't cross the gates on which the retreat happ...
by Sridhar K
30 Oct 2014 20:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Theo saar. what was surprising was that Indian i10 failed the structural integrity test considering that it was exported. My distant cousin who worked for Maruti mentioned that for the Indian versions are compromised to a degree on the safety aspect while the export versions are better even if produ...
by Sridhar K
30 Oct 2014 20:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

@Negi Theo saar is spot on. The Indian Ford and the VW that failed the crash testing were the entry variant without air bags and even then those two cars scored higher on structural integrity tests than i10, Alto and the Nano. This prompted VW to launch all their polos with airbags. Agree with you t...
by Sridhar K
30 Oct 2014 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4324
Views: 447138

Re: Internal Security Watch

Kish saar. I live close by as well and agree. With the slow demise of Dr.Artiste powers and Amma, the situation is getting interesting The south east TN is slowly turning green, S and west TN getting casteist and N TN getting into EJ fold. Whipping of the Tamil sentiment, Koodankulam etc. is an inte...
by Sridhar K
30 Oct 2014 18:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388239

Re: Indian Autos Thread

The bull bars compromise on the crumple zones, pedestrian unfriendly.

Singha saar, Is it with one with the ecoboost engine like Aditya V.?
by Sridhar K
30 Oct 2014 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4324
Views: 447138

Re: Internal Security Watch

I was very surprised over a small clash of the peacefuls with Thevars in Tambaram, Chennai yesterday, perhaps for the first time. It came branded as a communal violence in the local papers. http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Tension-in-Tambaram-After-Communal-Fight/2014/10/30/article2...
by Sridhar K
30 Oct 2014 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 129667

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

On Brookings in Chennai, also take into acccount hillary clinton was cosying up to Amma
by Sridhar K
08 Jul 2014 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 483213

Re: Internal Security Watch

Situation is very similar in TN like Kerala. The ersthwile Thanjavur and Nagapattinam district, are getting completely islamized with new mosques from Saudi money. The area has a lot of people who go to Gulf especially Saudi. Based on the feedback from few relatives in the area who have muslim frien...
by Sridhar K
08 Jul 2014 08:48
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30646

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

fanneji two cents from a fellow laugigi. As other have mentioned, as per the Bhakthi marga anybody can attain moksha/mukthi irrespective of their current state as long as they are in attuned to the devotional service of the lord. However, being a bakth does not mean that God will absolve out his/her...
by Sridhar K
26 Jun 2014 23:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 374
Views: 58874

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

^^ No Sir. Did not visit Triund. After Katra, we dropped plans to see a few temples because one of our co-travellers was unwell. We were a group of 6.
by Sridhar K
26 Jun 2014 23:25
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30646

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

On Bhima being a Gnani, one version I heard (perhaps from the Madhavacharya sources) was that Arjuna despite getting upadesam from Bhagavan Krishna took another birth as a cow to get proper gnana from Madhavacharya (who is considered as the reincarnation of Vayu/Bhima)
by Sridhar K
25 Jun 2014 10:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 374
Views: 58874

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

Did a Amristar, Dharamshala, Vaishnavi Devi trip last week. Flew to Amristar, saw the Wagah border, Golden temple, travelled to Dharamshala by road, visited the Dalai Lama temple in Mcleodganj, two Sakthi peets( Kunal pathri , Jwalamukhi), Chamunda temple, Bhagsunath Shiv temple (the deity of the Gu...
by Sridhar K
11 Jun 2014 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 144642

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^^ Does not make sense considering that the minister is a lawyer himself. The possibility is that it was done by the earlier Babus after BJP took over and missed due to AJ's oversight. Looks like there are several such booby traps set up by UPA for the new Govt.
by Sridhar K
11 Jun 2014 12:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 144642

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Here is the the link to the story from the new Indian Express http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Affidavit-against-Singh-Generates-Political-Heat/2014/06/11/article2274397.ece The affidavit was reportedly filed before the apex court registry during the period of transition of power from the UPA ...
by Sridhar K
11 Jun 2014 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 144642

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

FWIW, The new Indian express print edition today mentions that the affidavit was filed by the MoD after Modi was elected but before BJP assumed office. Was it in the south indian edition? Because that is "New Indian Express" which is under different editor and management Yes. It is the Ch...
by Sridhar K
11 Jun 2014 10:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 144642

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

FWIW, The new Indian express print edition today mentions that the affidavit was filed by the MoD after Modi was elected but before BJP assumed office.

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