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by Sridhar K
02 Jul 2017 19:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1071732

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

Came across an article on the Chinese infra built-up in the higher ranges of Himalayas (from a Kailash yatri) http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travelogues/62315-traversing-tibet-plateau-mount-kailash-3.html Javee saar infra has improved a lot now and there is a complete motorable road all the way. Lan...
by Sridhar K
25 Jun 2017 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3211
Views: 475556

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Shivji Adding some couple of annectodes to your excellent reasearch on the Chinese sabre rattling thread. The Simikot Hilsa route takes half an hour by chopper but 2 days by trek. once you cross the Mandakini river at the Hilsa border, The Chinese have laid excellent roads on their side. The village...
by Sridhar K
25 Jun 2017 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3211
Views: 475556

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

OK ... http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-embassy-urges-pilgrims-to-avoid-nepal-route-for-kailash-yatra-1414482 The Nepalgunj-Simikot-Hilsa route is considered difficult due to a treacherous terrain but a lot of Indians prefer the route that is close to the China border. I have been on this route...
by Sridhar K
12 Jun 2017 21:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3420
Views: 490886

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Take it fwiw. From a railway board relative of mine. Her view of this Govt especially railway ministry is that there is too much hype and lot of media mgmt by Mr. Prabhu. Visible improvements on the ground are because political interference is very less when compared to the days of Laloo, mamta etc....
by Sridhar K
08 Jun 2017 11:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1081
Views: 135681

Re: Indian IT Industry

Prasad. 20-30% reduction in mananged services contracts is not suspect. Yes margin pressures are very high.
by Sridhar K
06 Jun 2017 22:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1081
Views: 135681

Re: Indian IT Industry

Our company bought CMC and few of them ended in my team. Real good techies who had pretty good experience due to the Govt projects. These guys had done wonders with legacy tech and not so gr8 infra. I am yet to see a state of the art digital enterprise that is better than what i saw in Reliance petr...
by Sridhar K
30 May 2017 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3211
Views: 475556

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

One of an ex-BRFite (more lurker), whose parents and inlaws were in the higher echelons of the Intelligence fraternity once told me how the Govt of the day (UPA) was bribing the Hurrirats, NCP, PDP and other separatist to keep the violence off and how it has morphed into a thriving blackmail industr...
by Sridhar K
16 May 2017 21:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 509
Views: 70672

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Except for WRV the other choices seems to be diesel which is an overkill for your running. Creta and s cross will not be in sub 10 lakhs. Scross turbolag is your dampner for city. You should also consider Ecosport petrol
by Sridhar K
07 May 2017 22:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1081
Views: 135681

Re: Indian IT Industry

Kjo Delivery manager refers to the guy who manages the delivery of services to the client. It started with the delivery of turnkey projects but slowly morphed into providing IT services of ADM, production mgmt services, assurance or testing services over a 3 or 5 year contract. However most of these...
by Sridhar K
28 Apr 2017 22:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3420
Views: 490886

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

From my experience of recent travels in TN, there is visible improvements. The stations are much cleaner after SP took over, electrification all the way on the Egmore -madurai-TVM, fast phased doubling of the line, bio toilets, toilets with health faucet, jaguar fittings, LHB rakes on rockfort, pand...
by Sridhar K
13 Mar 2017 15:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 550350

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

For a free service as of today, data is pretty good but voice sucks atleast in Chennai suburbs. I just use airtel prepaid for calls and jio for internet. Airtel postpaid is chortel for me.
by Sridhar K
22 Feb 2017 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1081
Views: 135681

Re: Indian IT Industry

Marten saar, i was under the same impression but recently my brother was chatting up with one of his buddies who is running a Jio center ( which uses Aadhar as the method to authenticate and provide a new SIM) He ( and i ) was under the impression that the way it worked was that the Jio center woul...
by Sridhar K
21 Dec 2016 10:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Running Poll on DeMo Sentiment
Replies: 40
Views: 5648

Re: Running Poll on DeMo Sentiment

+1 Marten Saab. Spot on. The public feeling based on the people we meet on day to day from different walks of life is turning neutral from initial positive. I am extremely supportive of the move. The 2000 needs to go, replaced with 500 and 100 and working ATMs dispensing 5K per day max. Current raid...
by Sridhar K
18 Dec 2016 06:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Running Poll on DeMo Sentiment
Replies: 40
Views: 5648

Re: Running Poll on DeMo Sentiment

I am currently in Haridwar and Rishikesh for the past few days in a group of 9. We had to go to the bank several time over two weeks for withdrawing 35k for our local expenses as banks were giving only 4 or 5k per day as withdrawal in Chennai as they were getting only 6l per day in RBI. A few observ...
by Sridhar K
08 Dec 2016 23:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sorry if already posted 100 kilos gold and Rs 90 crore recovered in Chennai IT raids This is the same guy who wanted his employees to help with the conversion and somehow mananged to convert to new currency that I had alluded to in my earlier posts on this thread. Had replied to Akshay Kapoorji tha...
by Sridhar K
06 Dec 2016 16:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Sum ji - I am not surprised. just link the first part of my post to the link I posted. You will get the drift though I hope it is track 2.
by Sridhar K
06 Dec 2016 15:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The other sector that is hit is various religious and charitable trusts where money is hoarded both over the table and under the table (in containers).

Don't know how BR missed the latest

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by Sridhar K
05 Dec 2016 22:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

How far is the adoption of Mudra banks? In my area, from our house maid, ironing guy, veg vendor, fish vendor, flower vendors, mechanic all still rely on micro lenders (typically politically connected guy) who comes daily morning, does the funding for the day's purchase and comes back to collect the...
by Sridhar K
05 Dec 2016 11:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

There are people who have built houses to hoard cash.My mom's bank used to sell Gold at the counter in late 90sand had connects with a lot of Jewellers. Had seen sacks of cash that gets thrown into the rooma every evening. Bank officers were asked to come home, count the sacks, do accounting and get...
by Sridhar K
04 Dec 2016 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3211
Views: 475556

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Now we have Sartaz Aziz in Amristar attending some conference, meeting Modi and sending roses to Sushma Swaraj for speedy recovery.

With DeMo, nobody remembers Nagrota now and we are expecting people to remember kaluchak
by Sridhar K
13 Nov 2016 16:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Part of the problem with his employees are that they have average education and lower middle class quite a gullible category. The guy is well connected and very deeply influential. Report him to PMO annonymously. If you cannot give me his name and I will and I will ensure that your name never comes...
by Sridhar K
09 Nov 2016 21:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Part of the problem with his employees are that they have average education and lower middle class quite a gullible category. The guy is well connected and very deeply influential.
by Sridhar K
09 Nov 2016 21:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

The case I was talking is very real and he has close to 500 employees and several others working on contract. His network is very huge. The employees are on the lower end of the spectrum requiring money for kids education, marriage etc. People are all desperate to salvage whatever possible and not t...
by Sridhar K
09 Nov 2016 21:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 509
Views: 70672

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Having owned a Hyundai, Tata (Manza), and a Maruti, and spending a lot of times with driver owners of Tata vehicles during our trips, here are my observation on Tata a) Tata has improved leaps and bounds on the design. (Ride was always good and with every iteration, the handling is becoming better)....
by Sridhar K
09 Nov 2016 21:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

One of my friends works for a real estate company owned by a benami of a famous politician. His boss has notified all his staff about Rs 75 Cr in cash that needs to be converted to white. He will distribute this as loan to employees who will help them in converting to white. If this is what he is di...
by Sridhar K
08 Nov 2016 23:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 698080

Re: Currency Demonitisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Much needed surgical strike. Q is have they gamed the immediate aftermath. Is there a reason for the timing? There is massive queus in ATMs, petrol bunk. Hotels not accepting cash, card machines not working. There is going to be short term liquidity crunch affecting common man for the next few days....
by Sridhar K
29 Oct 2016 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Be Indian Buy Indian
Replies: 176
Views: 19733

Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

In the fire crackers market in Chennai, the prices have shot up big time as there was no competition from Chinese ones. One of the biggies said that they source some from China and since they are banned, they ended up selling last year stock. The other theory I heard is that the supply was less as t...
by Sridhar K
10 Jun 2016 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134895

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

There are forwards floating around in FB asking people not to make fuss about him using teleprompter
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10206720023027577&id=1484264832
by Sridhar K
06 Jan 2016 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 46773

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

With the absence of scoops and inside info this time, traitor media seems to throwing FUD forcing the Govt to disclose more details of the op so that their sponsors across the border can get some insights.The bait should be ignored Compare and contrast with 26/11 where media was feeding free live re...
by Sridhar K
03 Jan 2016 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 46773

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Per TV the 6th vermin has been killed. 20% of the area is still to be sanitized.
by Sridhar K
07 Dec 2015 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 19948

Re: Chennai floods

If I'm not mistaken, Arakkonam has a helicopter training school where pilots from IAF (after their stage 2 training), Navy and CG come for the final training. It should have a pool of highly trained helicopter crews. If I am not wrong there is a heli training school in Tambaram AFS as I see regular...
by Sridhar K
07 Dec 2015 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 19948

Re: Chennai floods

SSridhar saar
Adyar river passes inside the airport walls. Part of the secondary runway actually is a bridge over the river

Adding to the list is breaking of lake bunds to protect their encroached property. It is a frequent cause of flooding in suburbs
by Sridhar K
05 Dec 2015 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 19948

Re: Chennai floods

https://m.facebook.com/tamilnaduweatherman/ This guy has been spot on and has been giving us periodic updates. From Facebook update, Traffic is openon Kotturpuram bridge only for people of the area as the roads leading to it are flooded The southern suburbs have received more rainfall than the city...
by Sridhar K
04 Dec 2015 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 19948

Re: Chennai floods

The flooding in Guduvanchery was due to miscreants breaking the lake bunds, resulting in 3 deaths. The culprit surrendered themselves and they broke it because the excess water discharging from the lake was flooding his factory and he wanted to prevent damage to his costly machinary. We almost lost ...
by Sridhar K
04 Dec 2015 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 19948

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: 19948

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: 19948

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: 19948

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: 19948

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: 19948

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...

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