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by SriKumar
30 Mar 2007 07:14
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 6
Replies: 323
Views: 56365

This thread's galloping at 1001 mph. Actually the words Anantam and Anandam are identical,- Anantam Eva Anandam. 'Unhappiness' is caused by some limitations imposed upon you. If only you were not limited by money and resources , you could obtain all the goodies that would make you happy. If only you...
by SriKumar
10 Feb 2007 11:48
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 100059

On page 2 of the pics. above, there's one that says 'Shiv Aroor visits BR'. Was that actually so? If so, was there any free and frank 'exchange of views' on his recent coverage of DRDO?
by SriKumar
17 Jan 2007 08:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

Are there any high-caliber researchers in India today? And by high-caliber, we should also include the many nameless and unknown engineers/researchers doing the drudge work in the labs who do not have their names in the newspaper. Do you mean like highly cited researchers ? This listed is not compr...
by SriKumar
06 Jan 2007 06:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

MMS talks about funding Sci/Tech. This may be a good sign, or it could be one more of those things that all agree need to be done, but nothing happens. http://www.hindu.com/2007/01/04/stories/2007010410550100.htm Posting 'The Hindu' article in full: CHIDAMBARAM (TAMIL NADU): Prime Minister Manmohan ...
by SriKumar
04 Jan 2007 01:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 57891

From the article:
This is why Pakistan is apoplectic, the non-proliferation fundamentalists are enraged
Non-proliferation ayatollahs or wot :?:
by SriKumar
02 Jan 2007 00:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

.......... The thread topic is about how to increase # of Ph.Ds in India..... The thread will be more focussed with a bit of detail. Right now there are (valid, IMO) questions raised about what is the best way to spend education money (high-school vs. Ph.d) Mere increase in the supply of PH.D.s wil...
by SriKumar
29 Dec 2006 23:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

Sukhdev: The purpose of the thread is not super-clear. The thread topic is about how to increase # of Ph.Ds in India. Would it be possible to provide more detail on what you actually want to do? It is not clear whether this is something you are doing: a) to collect information to write an article in...
by SriKumar
29 Dec 2006 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

A Ph.D. is just a scrap of paper if the title holder cannot think for themselves independently and solve problems in a hands-on manner, and express their views and vision clearly. Hopefully, all the years of agony and self-doubt will translate to concrete abilities based on training in critical thi...
by SriKumar
29 Dec 2006 02:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

Guru Gobin dono khade.... nicely done ... Advait version onlee ... :) Alright guys, ya got me started. What did ya learn in high school? And how good is the memory? . Next doha in that list: 2. Yeh tan vish ki belari, Guru Amrit ki Khan. Sees diya jo guru mila..... and complete this line! 3. Guru k...
by SriKumar
28 Dec 2006 03:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

Bade, what time zone are you in.....? Or is it the case that you need a dash of Scotch to help you sleep :D ? If so, try Red Label. 1.How is it that China manages to produce such large number of Phds and we dont? Many of these students branch out into interdisciplinary areas soon after landing in th...
by SriKumar
28 Dec 2006 00:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

the 3 reasons I know for going to grad school are as follows: 1. a burning desire to learn more and indulge in research. 2. a perception that the advanced degree will help get a better job with more money. 3. procrastination ... don't wanna face real life, so a teaching assistantship sounds like a ...
by SriKumar
28 Dec 2006 00:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

Just yesterday there was a news item that all the IITs requested GoI/MHR to reserve 25% seats for foreign students in masters program. They want to do that to create diversity and fill up the available seats that are going vacant every year. So even IITs are having problem filling up available seat...
by SriKumar
27 Dec 2006 22:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 21689

Re: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?

Every year about 60,000 students leave for US for higher education. That is an indicator that there is a sizeable number of people who are willing to go for higher education and are willing to pay big money for it. To start with I pose a few questions: 1.How is it that China manages to produce such...
by SriKumar
06 Dec 2006 05:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 76483

IRoT cannot win the war, they now want to try and win Kashmir through peace. IRot has known for decades it cannot win a shooting war with India. So, they send in their jehadis. As for them wanting to win it via peace, I'll believe that when their minions stop blowing up people, trains and temples i...
by SriKumar
06 Dec 2006 03:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 76483

Did anyone notice this news??? Pake Ready to Give up Kashmir : Mushy 8) If you go beyond the headline and see his proposals, at this NDTV link: http://tinyurl.com/ydr4et the idea of giving up on plebiscite is deja vu all over again. Check this link dated Dec 19, 2003. Daily Times. http://www.dailyt...
by SriKumar
04 Dec 2006 01:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 76483

Srikumar - India has always been willing to be nuked. This is why we have the NFU. I agree, but the situation you refer to is in the endgame. If Pakistan launched a nuke, everyone knows it is all-out war and the final battle has begun. What I am refering to is whether the shield has any bearing on ...
by SriKumar
04 Dec 2006 00:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 76483

SHould the shield become active in the projected 3 years it will substantially negate the paki threat of nuke strikes on Indian cities... ... Exactly. It will 'substantially' negate, and not completely eliminate. It is perhaps impossible to ask for a total guarantee. So, the policy planners have to...
by SriKumar
04 Dec 2006 00:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 76483

Is it necessary for a pre-emptive strike against Pakistani's nukes to be nuclear in nature? If the answer is no, then, the ABM destroys whatever status quo the Pakistanis and Chinese have relied on, without even changing the GOI's fundamental doctrine. Not sure if this was in respose to my post. As...
by SriKumar
04 Dec 2006 00:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 76483

You are on the right track. But you missed the final point. The efficiency of our missile defence will open up the possibility of bankruptcy. Adversary still has to walk through that door. But he won't. So, what are the other options available to him?Suing for peace means coming closer to India's p...
by SriKumar
03 Dec 2006 09:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 76483

Pakistan can of course increase the size, not the quality of its arsenal. But doing requires money. Something pakistan does not have a lot of. Building 20 nukes annually requires an infrastructure worth several billions. Building 100 nukes pr year will require tens of billions of dollars of infrast...
by SriKumar
03 Dec 2006 04:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 75264

From the above article, for the benefit of lazy lurkers: In the light of the successful Prithvi Air Defence Exercise this week, it would now appear that a lot of DRDO technological birds, including unsighted ones such as the Trishul and the Akash , have now come home to roost . So all this time the...
by SriKumar
03 Dec 2006 01:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 75264

It is a modified prithvi, with a kill vehicle inside. If vanilla prithvi does not hit, the kill vehicle inside will be realeased for a nearly assured hit. It does not seem like that. The second attempt is from 'another missile', per the Vishal Thapar report in IBN video. Also, in the IBN video, at ...
by SriKumar
01 Dec 2006 19:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 75264

yups.. quite possible, check the video . It showed the prithvi going up then aftermath of impact (while falling). so it can be safely said interception was out of cameras range. Where's da video? Arrey koi link dena, yaar. Please post a link here. I did look for it in the previous pages...must have...
by SriKumar
06 Oct 2006 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 680299

Jagan Posted: 05 Oct 2006 06:38 pm Post subject: Major Sudhir Kumar of Para SF - The gear speaks for itself. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20000304/windows/main6.htm Even five months after Major Sudhir sacrificed his life for the nation, not a single person from the state government has payed hi...
by SriKumar
09 Sep 2006 07:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 54544

I doubt that this is true picture... 1mm difference in a dia of 16 mm, that is 6.25% deviation towards the plus size, what was the tolerence on this component. How did it QC in the first place? was a its taper nozle? is 1 mm difference at the lowest of dia or at highest of dia? that is 39.37 thous ...
by SriKumar
08 Sep 2006 08:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 54544

Saw the links. Quote below from the TOI link. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1964385.cms The diameter of the propellant regulator, he said, exceeded design specification by 1 mm. The product delivered was 17 mm in diameter instead of 16 mm . It seems to suggest that the actual dimens...
by SriKumar
07 Sep 2006 04:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 54544

I wonder if they were able to determine what specifically was wrong with this part, and why. I think that should be a part of the analysis. So this part was 'not testable on ground'? This raises the question of what other rocket parts are not testable on ground; and are additional QA checks needed f...
by SriKumar
07 Aug 2006 10:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 54544

The maiden Agni-III has many serious design flaws If true, that is a bit strange. One would think that thorough testing would have been done (as dxchen said), which would help work out many of the fundamental design issues, to not do so is almost unbelievable. dxchen: I agree with your post, but I ...
by SriKumar
07 Aug 2006 07:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cataloguing reasons for AGNI & GSLV launch failures
Replies: 157
Views: 54544

"Design flaw behind Agni-III failure" NEW DELHI: India's longest-range ballistic missile, Agni-III, which failed its maiden test on July 9, has more serious problems than have been reported............ ..................... "The problem in Agni-III occurred in its first rocket itself...
by SriKumar
23 Jul 2006 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 131198

Pls see photo below taken in August, and these are the mountains seens from ground level, in between peaks one gets to peek on th ehigher mountains behind that have very thick snow cover. Nice pic. Post-card quality, I'll say. You might want to water-mark it if it stays on public domain.
by SriKumar
22 Jul 2006 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 131198

Well spotted! - it is indeed the Pangong Tso - Chushul Area. Seems like the peaks/ridges are painted white to simulate snow, and blue for the lake water. I am wondering what month does the snow cover correspond to. I dont know the local snowfall patterns, but since the snow is only on the peaks I s...
by SriKumar
31 Mar 2006 22:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Battles of India: Critical Analysis
Replies: 133
Views: 58780

I firmly believe that the Greeks would have been routed if they'd tried to attack Magadha. However I do believe that Alexander did deserve the title of "the Great" - any student of his military campaigns would agree. Am not a student of military history but this business about Alexander, ...
by SriKumar
25 Mar 2006 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 131198

SriKumar, Hyderabad's imagery has been updated to higher resolution in rcent days. (As is Bangalore, Delhi and Pune). You cna tell it by the lighter shade of the center circular area, this is where the updated imagery is.. I did notice the change in shade. I compared the latest with some jpegs I sa...
by SriKumar
25 Mar 2006 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 131198

krishnan wrote:What made me so sure was

Look at the front of both ship


More Clemeceau pix here (resemblance is strong).
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ ... u-pics.htm
by SriKumar
25 Mar 2006 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 131198

AFB Tambaram is just outside the high res area! :x For some reason, Chennai's highest resolution seems to be lower than Hyd. resolution. Fort St. George and Madras-Central are not clear at all. Quite a let down :x . OTA area seems much clearer though. Chandigarh had a square patch of green fog when...
by SriKumar
12 Mar 2006 21:34
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2005/2006/2007
Replies: 404
Views: 99196

A commentary on the peoples of India

The Continent of Circe: An Essay on the Peoples of India, by Nirad C. Chaudhuri (NCC) I haven't seen this book or author discussed much. So, I thought I'd mention a work of his that is relevant to the issues we discuss here. NCC authored several books, of which 'The Continent of Circe' deals with th...

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