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by Vasu
30 Aug 2011 12:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 417819

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Why this great need on this forum to make the Nano work? Or is everybody treating it like a business school case study? Rahul, the Maruti's absolutely worth the extra lakh. Anybody would think that I can spend a lakh extra and get a car that has the best aftersales in the country, any mechanic knows...
by Vasu
29 Aug 2011 09:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 150934

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Thats correct Raja. Bombardier.com > Gujarat > Vadodara > Savli In fact, Bombardier wants to turn it into an export site, selling India made rakes to South East Asia and other regions. The Bloomberg article linked above is from October 2010, so I do not know if the production numbers quoted still st...
by Vasu
29 Aug 2011 09:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 151395

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Mega plan for Navi Mumbai airport connectivity The Maharashtra government has prepared a comprehensive project, costing Rs 86,647 crore, for efficient connectivity between the proposed Navi Mumbai international airport and Mumbai. The plan includes construction of metro rail and mono rail lines, ra...
by Vasu
25 Aug 2011 09:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2967
Views: 302393

Re: Indian Roads Thread

NHAI on fast track, highways to double The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) hopes to exceed its annual target of 7,300 km road projects by 13 per cent to 9,000 km for the current financial year — almost double of what it had awarded last year. “In the first four months, we have already a...
by Vasu
25 Aug 2011 09:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5432
Views: 536824

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Also, the box seats are being lapped up by the big corporates and movie stars. Their rates are going into lacs but of course thats not a factor for this group.
by Vasu
25 Aug 2011 09:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 129052

Re: Indian Police Reform

87 more patrol vehicles for city (Chennai) Eighty-seven more patrol vehicles will be deployed by the city police to act on calls received at its modern control room. The procurement of 87 additional patrol vehicles would involve a recurring annual expenditure of Rs.35.43 crore and a one-time spendi...
by Vasu
20 Aug 2011 15:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 950992

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Yay! Every day of commissioning is a day of celebration. Wish they came more often every year!
by Vasu
17 Aug 2011 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 247471

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

Reuters calls it India's Arab spring. So the current UpeeA governmint is equal equal with Hosni, Basher, Ben Ali and Gaddafi! Analysis: India risks facing its own Arab Spring While no one is expecting an Egypt-like overthrow in the world's biggest democracy, a galvanized and frustrated middle class ...
by Vasu
16 Aug 2011 19:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 61919

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

Freeing a lake from plastic fetters The rest of the world might have forgotten the Punnamada Lake as soon as its waters became calm after the Nehru Trophy Boat Race on Saturday. But a group of 60 students, assisted by their teachers, and other concerned citizens, went back to the venue of the boat ...
by Vasu
12 Aug 2011 11:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 514548

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

China's critics don't represent the voice of the Chinese people Yet again, reality is intervening. The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line finished its first month of operation having carried five and a quarter million passengers – a number not in dispute. The percentage of capacity number is ver...
by Vasu
11 Aug 2011 15:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 950992

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

LD, Perhaps you should do yourself a favor and learn to read articles. BEFORE you post things that are very well known and understood on this forum. With all due respect, BR forum is the only reliable source of information and opinion on our armed forces, and has readers of all age groups, awarenes...
by Vasu
08 Aug 2011 16:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 417819

Re: Indian Autos Thread

This is aspirational enough. http://static.blogo.it/eurocarblog/tata-nano-europa-02/TataNanoEuropa_01.jpg Nano Europa would do well in India I think, but again, Nano has to get out of that low price no features image. If i had to own a Nano, I had three things in mind - better engine (at least an Al...
by Vasu
08 Aug 2011 15:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 275494

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Something's cooking. Smells funny too. First, sample this: link The ECB is not riding to the rescue because it can't. Any shock-n-awe rescue effort simply won't fly in the surplus EU core. The game's darn near up, I reckon. Italy is the 3rd largest bond market in the world, part of G-7 and all. Its...
by Vasu
06 Aug 2011 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 355460

Re: Indian Interests

Beautiful and Damned, or Just Dazed and Confused? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903366504576487731265499062.html?mod=googlenews_wsj A new book's cartoonish view of development mars a keen portrait of India today In "The Beautiful and the Damned," Siddhartha Deb, a New York...
by Vasu
04 Aug 2011 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 950992

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://web.alkar.net/vbv/plate%20steel.htm -- iirc even the IAC-1 had faced a delay due to Russia not being able to provide 10,000t of steel for the hull..in the end it was supplied by SAIL. makes me think even if it costs some extra, we better build up local capacity to produce these steels on dem...
by Vasu
02 Aug 2011 17:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5692
Views: 545208

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Big news today.... Star Alliance Puts Air India on an Indefinite Standby The Center for Asia Pacific Aviation estimated that the company had lost $1.75 billion in the most recent business year, which ended March 31. Air India reported a loss of $1.25 billion for the previous business year. The Star ...
by Vasu
02 Aug 2011 16:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 514548

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

I have a fear that http://www.shanghaiist.com will probably be pulled down by the lizard if we begin quoting it so often here. But the big story published today is the state of the Shanghai Metro's line 10 . Since people in Shanghai love constant surprises, the Shanghai Metro has been pulling out al...
by Vasu
02 Aug 2011 09:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 514548

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

China doing what China does best. China Imposes Media Blackout in Wake of Rail Accident The Chinese government imposed a media blackout late last week on coverage of last month's high-speed rail accident that killed at least 40 people and injured 210. The New York Times reports that the directive, w...
by Vasu
29 Jul 2011 10:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 514548

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

Xinhua: Trash crash due to design flaw in signaling equipment Just thinking out loud. Siemens and other signal providers should announce a flaw in their circuit design and replace circuits they have provided to China Rail. No need to redesign anything, just change some wire colors and rewrite some ...
by Vasu
26 Jul 2011 09:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 430
Views: 104731

Re: India's Shipping Sector

This is going to be loverly for tourists! Ferry Service to Start soon between Cochin and Male A bi-weekly passenger-cum-ferry service between Cochin and Male (Maldives) will start soon. The ferry service is to be run by a private operator but facilities on either port of call would be arranged by th...
by Vasu
26 Jul 2011 09:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 430
Views: 104731

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Vessel berthed at ICTT, largest in Indian ports so far Cochin: The largest-ever container vessel to call on a south Indian port berthed on Thursday at the International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT) here. The Singaporean flagged vessel, Maersk Sembawang, has a length of 319 metres. With ...
by Vasu
25 Jul 2011 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 546411

Re: Internal Security Watch

I am waiting for then name of Teesta madam in the list..... :rotfl: Not on this list yet but she's been busy in another anti-national project she was a part of.... Activist Teesta Setalvad seeks anticipatory bail Social activist Teesta Setalvad has filed an anticipatory bail application in a local ...
by Vasu
25 Jul 2011 14:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread
Replies: 309
Views: 18074

Re: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread

Ah Delhi. Like they say in that movie - Dilli dilwalon ki hai - "Delhi is for lovers". Castrate the buggers, or at least Kartar Singh. Hate to bring this up again and again but fear is the surest key to keep such crime against women down in this country. At least in my opinion, Delhi is su...
by Vasu
22 Jul 2011 09:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 790
Views: 196311

Re: A Nation on the March

^^^ India is the only country in which no career incentive is given to the participants of these contests. In most other countries students are given admission to college and branch of their choice. They are treated as Olympic heroes. Now most likely American universities will swoop in on the kids ...
by Vasu
22 Jul 2011 09:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2967
Views: 302393

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Four-laning of 2 NHs approved The Union government on Thursday approved the four-laning of two National Highways at an estimated cost of Rs.2,333.26 crore. It would help reduce the cost and time of travel between Orissa and Chhattisgarh and that of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The Cabinet Committee on In...
by Vasu
20 Jul 2011 18:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Flight Safety
Replies: 161
Views: 13846

Re: Civil Aviation Flight Safety

AI plane skids off runway after tyre burst Kanpur, Jul 20 (PTI): An Air India plane with 54 passengers and five crew members on board skidded off the runway today after a tyre burst while landing in rain but all are safe. The nosewheel of the Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-700 (AI-9801) got stuck in the...
by Vasu
20 Jul 2011 16:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 381198

Re: Indian Railways Thread

The politicians need to be roped in and they should be the ones doing the talking to the slums. This is not just limited to the slums of Mumbai. The news I reported is from down south, and the same happens in other parts of the country as well. If the slums of Mumbai can't be touched by the police, ...
by Vasu
20 Jul 2011 11:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 129052

Re: Indian Police Reform

And kudos to the Officer for doing it himself! The media has no sense of its own. It sides with whichever side that generates the most heart wrenching for a reader. We all know that, and I am very glad that the Officer showed the way. Again, its the argument that most state jobs are there for people...
by Vasu
20 Jul 2011 11:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 381198

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Another sick activity taking place all across the country, which injures many and even takes lives. Stone pelting at trains threatens passenger and loco pilot safety This happens all over the place, mostly stupid kids who live around the railway tracks, but many times, its more than just stupid kids...
by Vasu
20 Jul 2011 10:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 950992

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

did you guys check out the shipping corporation of India's Vessel under construction list..? all the major ones are built in Chinese Shipyards.... http://www.shipindia.com/fleet/vessels-on-order.aspx dont we have capability to build civilian vessel beyond a certain size and technicality? what are p...
by Vasu
18 Jul 2011 18:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1116
Views: 165322

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

8.58 million GSM users added in June: COAI The Indian telecom sector may be heading for tough times with Indian GSM telecom operators adding less than 10 million subscribers for the second month in a row, bringing in just 8.58 million new subscribers in June. According to cellular operators' associ...
by Vasu
15 Jul 2011 18:46
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Serial Blasts in Mumbai
Replies: 1252
Views: 83992

Re: Serial Blasts in Mumbai



Sensible comment from one of the readers: Where is the Royal Prince to stand up for the honour of UP and Bihar?
by Vasu
15 Jul 2011 14:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2967
Views: 302393

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Pwhat no project for TN, KN or AP. :oops: :evil: whats that supposed to mean? Most of the southern states have already completed the four laning of the National Highways, but most of these states are just getting there. Delhi-Jaipur is 4 laned, Jaipur Kishangarh is already an expressway, so six-lan...
by Vasu
14 Jul 2011 16:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1537469

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Mumbai Police is the only police force that went in for the Marksman. I believe the elite anti-terrorism team of Maha Police, Force One , uses the vehicle. Though I don't think its appropriate to mention where they are always parked, but you can be sure that they will be regulars at some of the most...
by Vasu
13 Jul 2011 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 950992

Re: Indian Naval Discussion



Photo in The Hindu.

The ship was commissioned by Lt. Gen Bikram Singh, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command.
by Vasu
13 Jul 2011 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 720025

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Could someone say what are the specific Indian contributions to the nuclear submarine project. There must be some. Otherwise, you get the impression that this is essentially a Russian vessel, with only Indian assembly. What are the sub systems that Indians themselves developed? Varoon, there's almo...
by Vasu
13 Jul 2011 11:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 514548

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

I'm sorry, why are we discussing the US healthcare industry in this thread?
by Vasu
13 Jul 2011 11:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 381198

Re: Indian Railways Thread

A very Indian solution to a very Indian problem! Interesting read! How psychological tricks can keep people from being killed on the tracks I arrived in Mumbai last year in July to start a new innings in my career, and my first introduction to the Mumbai locals was this. It was night and raining an...
by Vasu
13 Jul 2011 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 430
Views: 104731

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Transhipment delays pushing biz away from Vallarpadam Transhipment business through the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam is being hit by the non-availability of sufficient Indian flag tonnage for transhipment. Following the move of some of the mainliners to bypass...
by Vasu
12 Jul 2011 19:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5692
Views: 545208

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Moron :-o These females are desperate to make money one way or the other. Mucho shenanigans in other airlines too. Jet stewardess runs into trouble with DGCA New Delhi: A Jet Airways airhostess has run into trouble with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) after she requested a person f...

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