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by Vasu
02 Feb 2012 11:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1018
Views: 98783

Re: Solar energy in India

Ah, another business run by a Politician. So what else is new? Lanco Infratech, the flagship company of Lanco Group, was floated in 1986 by Rajagopal Lagadapati, Member of Parliament from Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh. Lagadapati is Lanco’s chairperson and his brother Lagadapati Madhusudan Rao is execut...
by Vasu
30 Jan 2012 12:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 375462

Re: Indian Railways Thread

And I wonder what stops us from implementing these across the country on a war scale!

:(

Its not that we don't have solutions, but most times, we dont have the scale.
by Vasu
26 Jan 2012 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy republic day
Replies: 77
Views: 4907

Re: Happy republic day

Happy Republic Day Rakshaks!

My deepest homage to Lt. Navdeep Singh and respect to all the other award winners.

May 2012 be a great year for the country, the armed forces and for the people.
by Vasu
11 Jan 2012 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 538386

Re: Internal Security Watch

Why does the CONgress fear the RSS so much?
by Vasu
11 Jan 2012 14:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 61221

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcnKvBup8rM&feature=fvsr Lost Land of the Tiger (The Tiger in Bhutan) Aditya_V - I hope you are able to view this one :) Nope- looks like Indians cannot view Indian wildlife. ha ha ha. Literally and figuratively! Meanwhile, enthusiasts can be a part of the Vulture...
by Vasu
11 Jan 2012 14:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 375462

Re: Indian Railways Thread

So that English letter from the Bengali gentleman that apparently started it all for Railway toilets over a hundred years ago - is that an urban myth or true? I suppose then once these toilets are installed, when the coaches are at stations and/or are parked for the night, unless they're locked, the...
by Vasu
09 Jan 2012 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 375462

Re: Indian Railways Thread

add to this the cost of teaching the masses how to use the system! Most of the population that travels on the Railways probably has never seen a system, and i'm sure many wouldn't have used even a flushable toilet before. When even the travelers traveling on 3AC and 2AC manage to trash everything in...
by Vasu
07 Jan 2012 10:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 209853

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

from the Jim Walker interview posted above- So there are a lot of reasons to be positive about India from a corporate perspective. However, there are a lot of reasons to also be negative about India from a policy perspective. Given the global investment climate, the way that people are looking at i...
by Vasu
06 Jan 2012 15:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 375462

Re: Indian Railways Thread

The police needs to come down on these murderous pests with the vengeance of God. Forget teaching anything, this society only responds to the danda.
by Vasu
06 Jan 2012 10:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413947

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Yeah, lots of good stuff to be unveiled at the Expo. I'm really keen to buy a new hatchback but I think i will wait for another 3-4 months because apparently there's a bunch of stuff coming out in the sub-5 Lac category (including many more diesel options)! Not too enthused by the Safari Storme or M...
by Vasu
05 Jan 2012 11:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 790
Views: 194982

Re: A Nation on the March

[Edited. This is not a political news thread]

Sorry to digress, just a little humour in this good thread.
by Vasu
03 Jan 2012 19:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413947

Re: Indian Autos Thread

The upcoming Auto Expo should be a big one. Looking forward to its coverage from various quarters. And that makes me wonder the logic behind restricting the number of visitors, excluding the exhibitors, to only 70,000 per day! And just how they are going to enforce that too remains to be seen. Delhi...
by Vasu
03 Jan 2012 18:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: New Trash Thread (5555) (DO NOT DELETE)
Replies: 103
Views: 13635

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Rohan, Ravi, all, don't let the trolling take control. Lets get back to talking about the great Chinese century ahead.
by Vasu
23 Dec 2011 15:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 413947

Re: Indian Autos Thread

and a 4 seater!
by Vasu
17 Dec 2011 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 209853

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

You repeat a lie long enough and it starts to feel like the truth. How many farmers in this country need the cold storage as much as this country needs better logistics to allow the good to reach the consumer quickly and efficiently? Can only Walmart and Carrefor take care of the decrepit logistics ...
by Vasu
15 Dec 2011 11:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 209853

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

Mods, I think we should have another thread here for Corporate Fraud/Cheating. While we cover the political-business nexus such as 2G, covering corporate fraud in the Economy thread dilutes the serious discussion on economics there. Following corporate fraud in a separate thread will allow focus on ...
by Vasu
14 Dec 2011 14:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 209853

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

good article in Firstpost.com today by R. Jagannathan. Sonia Gandhi's pet Food Security Bill will cost the ex-chequer at least Rs. 1,00,000 Crore and create another level of PDS and differential targeting of beneficiaries. Food security: Easy to feed poor, but not Gandhi family The Union cabinet is ...
by Vasu
13 Dec 2011 10:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 209853

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

Potential corruption case in the making. Reliance Insurance: Rs 17,500 cr potential fine is finally Rs 20 lakh Simply put, this is the violation. Reliance sold 3.5 lakh health insurance policies without informing Irda – which is illegal. So when Irda found this out, in an order dated 23 July 2009, i...
by Vasu
03 Dec 2011 13:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 149113

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

The bidders probably didn't want to cough up the amounts demanded. :evil:

With Tamil Nadu Government fast on its way to bankruptcy, hope they will be able to pay up for all the super duper infra.
by Vasu
03 Dec 2011 10:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 669967

Re: LCA News and Discussions

http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/india-to-deploy-radars-worth-rs-40000-crore-in-10-years/921420.html Another news about LCA ndia's first Naval fighter to take to skies India's first carrier-borne naval fighter aircraft "LCA Tejas (Navy)" will take to the skies for its maiden fli...
by Vasu
01 Dec 2011 18:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 61221

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

The Bombay Natural History Society, of which I am a proud member, has done exemplary service in breeding vultures at its breeding centers. They have been successful in breeding vultures in captivity. The Government of India too did well to ban dyclofenac promptly. The impact of the drug can be gaug...
by Vasu
30 Nov 2011 14:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 61221

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

The Bombay Natural History Society, of which I am a proud member, has done exemplary service in breeding vultures at its breeding centers. They have been successful in breeding vultures in captivity. The Government of India too did well to ban dyclofenac promptly. The impact of the drug can be gauge...
by Vasu
30 Nov 2011 11:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 209853

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

India is well on its way to find this out the hard way.
by Vasu
30 Nov 2011 11:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 61221

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

Protecting the Himalayas The ministerial declaration issued by India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh addressing food, water, energy, and biodiversity concerns in the Himalayan region is a welcome initiative to protect this biodiversity-rich mountain range. The vast area faces a variety of problems t...
by Vasu
30 Nov 2011 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 598
Views: 62473

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Fuel mafia which facilitated 26/11 still flourishes Late on the afternoon of November 23, 2008, a brightly-painted fishing boat from Porbandar pulled up alongside the Karachi-registered merchant ship al-Husaini. Four members of the Kuber's crew were shot dead as they came on board. Its captain Amar...
by Vasu
30 Nov 2011 11:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 149113

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Sreedharan visits Gurgaon Rapid Metro site, gives tips for improvement On his first such visit, Sreedharan travelled through the entire 6.1 km stretch — starting from Sikanderpur, where the Rapid Metro station would be connected with the DMRC station through a foot overbridge. Various safety issues...
by Vasu
30 Nov 2011 11:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 149113

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Jaipur: DMRC gets Metro phase II; PPP mode for parking slots The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be constructing the phase II of Jaipur Metro from Chandpole to Badi Chaupar. The decision was taken at the Metro project review meeting on Friday at Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) headqua...
by Vasu
30 Nov 2011 10:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 209853

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

Are you talking about the US with the black friday and cyber monday?
by Vasu
25 Nov 2011 21:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 209853

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

something i wrote earlier today somewhere else: There are some inherent constraints that even the entry of any player can't change. A bad road is a bad road for a foreign player and a domestic player, and for a foreign truck and an old Tata Truck with much less. The super duper supply chain logistic...
by Vasu
24 Nov 2011 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 157097

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

We all wish we could do it, now that somebody has done it, I have only heard everybody around celebrating it.

As expected, his NCP minions in Mumbai have gone into the reclaim pride mode by blocking traffic and shutting down business areas.

Even Mr. Hazare asked, "only once?"
by Vasu
21 Nov 2011 12:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5612
Views: 529311

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Delhi airport overtakes Mumbai as busiest in country “Delhi airport has superseded Mumbai as the busiest in the country and it is only expected to consolidate its lead. Passenger traffic and air traffic movement figures reveal that Mumbai airport, which has been the busiest in the country since 200...
by Vasu
18 Nov 2011 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 293157

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Was standing in security check line at the Vizag airport and that disgusting list was put up there showing Robert Vadra under SPG protection was exempt from security check. Pointed it out to my companion and everybody else around me and mouthed off some niceties for the CONgress and the government f...
by Vasu
18 Nov 2011 15:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 149113

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

My old grad school campus is at Joka, and would love to take the metro there someday! meanwhile, Delhi Metro continues to grow! Delhi Metro Phase III to add 103 km to existing network With work beginning on Phase III of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the Central Government has decided to expand the m...
by Vasu
17 Nov 2011 18:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3373
Views: 209853

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

its here....almost! FinMin gives nod to FDI in multi-brand retail The Finance Ministry has given its consent to the draft Cabinet note on opening the multi-brand retail to foreign investment, an official said. The DIPP had earlier circulated a draft Cabinet note to seek inter-ministerial views on th...
by Vasu
17 Nov 2011 10:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5612
Views: 529311

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

meanwhile, back at the policy farm..... Aviation fuel price 50% higher in India Domestic airlines are paying 50 per cent more for aviation turbine fuel here than the price in West Asian and the European markets. Even flights on foreign routes pay more when they refill in India. ATF accounts for near...
by Vasu
16 Nov 2011 14:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5612
Views: 529311

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Big-desi-investor-wants-a-stake-in-Kingfisher-Airlines-Mallya/articleshow/10746710.cms Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) chairman Vijay Mallya said on Tuesday that he had been approached by a "large Indian investor" for a stake in the cas...
by Vasu
15 Nov 2011 11:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5612
Views: 529311

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I think the thing about policy is that when the economy was riding high then nobody questioned the policies because everybody was making money and this same policy was being touted as a game changer with so many new routes, more seats, so many more passengers, new airports, yada yada yada. Now the s...
by Vasu
11 Nov 2011 18:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 293157

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

2G scam: Attorney General supports chargesheet against Ruias Essar Group's Ravi Ruia and Anshuman Ruia are likely to be named in the fresh chargesheet that the Central Bureau of Investigation is set to file in the 2G spectrum scam case. Sources said attorney general G E Vahanvati on Wednesday endor...
by Vasu
10 Nov 2011 10:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5411
Views: 522575

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I'm surprised to see wrestling there. Speaking of which, we're got some good wrestlers and boxers yet we don't have any major domestic tournaments in modern wrestling and boxing, unless i am mistaken. From what I've seen of sports tv, most of ESPN/Star/Star Cricket is cricket, then British football,...

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