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by SriKumar
28 Dec 2010 21:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 647841

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

True that one should not speculate from TV visuals especially an ex ISRO person. From the TV visuals, I got a feeling that the strap-on rockets of the first stage got detached within seconds of lift-off,” Mr Kumar said. But it comes from the mouth of the person who headed the unit that designs and ...
by SriKumar
27 Dec 2010 22:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 647841

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

^^^ Jeez...!! More speculation from ex-ISRO and unamed ISRO sources. I really dont know if this is a useful/helpful thing. The media reporters (with their urge to publish something quickly) can be expected to go after any one who has a reasonable background, but I wish engineers with actual credenti...
by SriKumar
04 Oct 2010 03:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 187993

Re: Issues faced by Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

Very nice pictures of the Opening Ceremony, I did not see the video but do plan to. Question to the knowledgeables: The opening ceremony is a complex symphony with many moving parts (groups of dancers, athlete processions etc) all requiring a lot of precision planning involving performers, athletes,...
by SriKumar
12 Jul 2010 03:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 361219

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

The so called `industry`of banking & financing and the federal reserve which is just acting in their interest needs to be shut down. Neither produces anything of value but they do drain an enormous amount of money from the re Neshant, I've been reading your posts for a while now, especially you...
by SriKumar
30 May 2010 22:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 257939

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 20

Alcohol & Paki Behavior on Int'l Flights :rotfl: Wah. Wah. Great find anupmishra. I watched it twice and it was funny on many levels (atleast 3)...first, about the behavior, then their decency and then how they go after free stuff....'Ramzaan ke baad jahaan chand nazar aaaya phir shuru ho jaata...
by SriKumar
11 May 2010 06:43
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Sikh History-1
Replies: 667
Views: 6216

Re: Understanding Sikh History-1

I was recently reading about Guru Nanak and his travels. I understand that he had traveled throughout India, and even went westwards to Baghdad and Medina. This seems to be a first because all the major saints & gurus we read about traveled within India 'proper' (Punjab to Assam, Kanyakumari to ...
by SriKumar
30 Apr 2010 04:21
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF - All about the look and feel
Replies: 66
Views: 903

Re: BRF - All about the look and feel

Yo...yo. What's dis? Bring back da old look.
by SriKumar
24 Apr 2010 23:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 177891

Re: India-US News and Discussion

^^^ i think i was misunderstood. i'm not advocating for forced marriages. that is a violation of individual freedom at a whole different level. but there are other more subtle ways in which Govt can slowly encourage citizens towards inter-racial unions. From everything I've seen, there are atleast ...
by SriKumar
24 Apr 2010 23:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 177891

Re: India-US News and Discussion

This is small but good post. Every desi ( US citizens, GCs and temps) need to ponder over. There is a tendency among Indians that the rough side will not touch me and why should I bother A few un-related points: Desis have benefited tremendously from the civil rights struggles by blacks in the 60s....
by SriKumar
24 Apr 2010 23:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 177891

Re: India-US News and Discussion

...as i've said above, inter-racial marriages are an important tool that the US might implement as a policy tool.... :-o Very interesting use of language. It almost feels like I am reading a sentence from a report by a GoI babu. It feels odd on several levels. Nothing of this sort will (or should) ...
by SriKumar
24 Apr 2010 04:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 177891

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Not just Indian-Americans in Arizona, any foreign-looking person visiting Arizona. So, if a desi-looking person from Calif. or Virginia is visiting Grand Canyon, do he have to carry his H1/Green Card/US Passport? And what if they dont? What are the penalties? Would they be detained until they are p...
by SriKumar
24 Apr 2010 04:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 177891

Re: India-US News and Discussion

It is unlikely to stand various court challenge and Federal law ... but Gov. Jan Brewer Just signed it. NYtimes story (fairly big story) .S.’s Toughest Immigration Law Is Signed in Arizona The law, which opponents and critics alike said was the broadest and strictest immigration measure in the coun...
by SriKumar
20 Apr 2010 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV D3 Launch Failure
Replies: 372
Views: 60631

Re: GSLV D3 Launch Failure

Velocity is continuously falling from 293 ( GS2 Shutoff/seperation ) to 329 seconds any force towards increasing the velocity of the rocket. In the numbers you posted, the velocity does stabilize at certain times (per the 3 decimal point accuracy we have, it may change if 4 decimal point data was a...
by SriKumar
20 Apr 2010 05:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV D3 Launch Failure
Replies: 372
Views: 60631

Re: GSLV D3 Launch Failure

You forget the increase in the potential energy as the altitude increased during this time. Inertia can keep it going, but the velocity cannot remain constant while the altitude *increases* (Earth is still pulling it down). Velocity has to reduce. (Hint: increased altitude = increase in potential e...
by SriKumar
18 Apr 2010 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV D3 Launch Failure
Replies: 372
Views: 60631

Re: GSLV D3 Launch Failure

Time (s) velocity (km/s) altitude (km) event 262.8 4.113 127.5 263.8 4.138 127.8 290.4 GS2 Shutoff 293.0 GS2 Separation 298.0 4.898 134.9 299.0 4.898 135.1 300.0 4.898 135.3 301.0 4.897 135.5 304.9 CUS Ignition 308.0 4.895 136.5 309.0 4.895 136.7 310.0 4.895 136.8 317.0 4.893 137.6 329.0 4.892 138....
by SriKumar
18 Apr 2010 23:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV D3 Launch Failure
Replies: 372
Views: 60631

Re: GSLV D3 Launch Failure

There had to be some motive force during all these durations of time Yes.. Something that Sir Issac Newton described very well.. Something called inertia. Yes, but you may want to also re-visit the energy part of it. You forget the increase in the potential energy as the altitude increased during t...
by SriKumar
18 Apr 2010 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV D3 Launch Failure
Replies: 372
Views: 60631

Re: GSLV D3 Launch Failure

Somebody posted this in another forum: http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1545/gd3.gif What is the source of this data? I am guessing that someone watched the youtube video of the launch broadcast on Doordarshan TV and (painstakingly) jotted down the data and plotted it. *IF* the above plot is accu...
by SriKumar
15 Apr 2010 02:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2845
Views: 293345

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

[quote="Chinmayanand"] Actually, yaar, yahaan kya ho raha hai ki.....they are doing the phillum shooting of the sequel to the warld-phamous, nashanal, gold medal, award-winning Pakistani picchar: Haseena AtimBum ( Link ). The sequel being filmed below is for the pichhar: Kamina, WhackHisBu...
by SriKumar
09 Apr 2010 19:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3791
Views: 289599

Re: Indian Education System

I cannot at all fathom why as a nation, in spite of having a vast pool of people who are ready to pay decent money we still do not have a plethora of colleges in plenty that offer an average education (at par with the bottom 50 of the mid tier colleges in US.. so its not as if I am asking the moon ...
by SriKumar
16 Mar 2010 06:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 177891

Re: India-US News and Discussion

While filling out US Census form, just noticed, that in the boxes for "race" we have explicit place for "Asian Indian" (No "south Asian") and in the end a category called "other (eg Pakistani" .....) (Guess If I was a census taker, I'd like to count all Pakis...
by SriKumar
06 Feb 2010 20:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Bhailog al-photograhi, With the qualifier that I know as much about photography as the average Paki General knows about eating grass, I nevertheless will hazard a comment on the Cat picture taken by James and edited by Purush. I did not understand all the technical details of how the photo was modif...
by SriKumar
19 Jan 2010 13:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 519
Views: 76454

Re: Know Your India

Some random musings (maybe not worth the effort, but what the heck): 1. The quantity of information has certainly increased and will continue to do so (predictably). At some point, the subject matter will increase to a point that 24 hours will not be enough (if we are not already there). Then what d...
by SriKumar
18 Jan 2010 12:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 519
Views: 76454

Re: Know Your India

I had observed that even in closed rooms, a heavy weight hung from a rather long string and swung as a pendulum showed a curious tendency....... That one effect I observed is an excellent proof of earths rotation around its axis and not "sky going around". Exactly. Even commonplace observ...
by SriKumar
18 Jan 2010 11:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 519
Views: 76454

Re: Know Your India

JM, Interesting observations. Couple of things- one thing you mention is that memorization is used as a crutch by students who dont know English well, and are severely handicapped as a result. But even in schools where students know English very well (top 20% of our population) the same approach is ...
by SriKumar
18 Jan 2010 04:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 519
Views: 76454

Re: Know Your India

I don't understand what is the issue with teaching Bernoulli's theorem in XIth std or say Biot savart law in XIIth physics ? One cannot expect schools to have expensive wind tunnels and related stuff to actually show the physical phenomenon at work to everyone at least not in India .We all read abo...
by SriKumar
18 Jan 2010 00:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 519
Views: 76454

Re: Know Your India

How the hell can you teach motion of particles and the derivation of the mathematical principles that describe that motion before enchanting a child with real life examples . How can you teach flow in a pipe and Bernoulli's theorem before showing a child real life examples of the thing at work. But...
by SriKumar
17 Jan 2010 11:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3791
Views: 289599

Re: Indian Education System

Before any foreign person is officially allowed to profit from education, open it for Indians first/simultaneously and see the results. The above is a strawman. I never made any comment to the contrary. All I said that was that the comment by A (at a public event) was grossly mis-matched from groun...
by SriKumar
17 Jan 2010 07:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3791
Views: 289599

Re: Indian Education System

SriKumar, Any officially recognised education* in India is officially a philantrophic nature. One is not officially allowed to profit from it. If you have seen schools giving two receipts and such, it is all due to this. "Donations" - doesnt the word ring a bell? It is off the books. *mea...
by SriKumar
16 Jan 2010 22:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3791
Views: 289599

Re: Indian Education System

{Ahluwalia said] He said as per the Supreme court the private sector participation in the education sector is allowed as long as it is philanthropic in nature for the former does not see education sector as a profit making area. A very odd comment from S.C. Did not know such stuff even existed. Edu...
by SriKumar
28 Oct 2009 07:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1027112

Re: China Military Watch

Real or unreal, what do we gain by denying the pic. Very deep. Kind of like what I heard about Kerala leftists protesting this drydocking and repair contract at Cochin by the imperialist Federation. This is disappointing....yet another maintenance-and-repair contract for the shipyard! I give up. Wh...
by SriKumar
15 Oct 2009 06:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65135

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

If you look at Swami Vivekananda with these eyes first & foremost, you will see the rest of what he does in a perspective. Intriguiging. If it helps understand SV better, it is worth a shot. Other Saints in India (if there were many) were engaged in private meditations, unconcerned of the socia...
by SriKumar
14 Oct 2009 08:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65135

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

First and foremost, Swami Ji was a saint, a realized soul. He was a disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, who himself was an outstanding personality & a realized soul. That is the bedrock, if you beleive in things of this nature. Nothing he did would be worth anything if he was not spiritually re...
by SriKumar
14 Oct 2009 07:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65135

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

But many a times, we tend to glorify the daily grind of life and dismiss spiritualism..... Well, how can one be so sure of that? Our Gurus of various ages were not typically rich, is it not? I think you may have mis-understood a point I was trying to make in my original e-mail. I never glorified th...
by SriKumar
10 Oct 2009 19:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65135

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Thanks for the link. I do have a hard-copy of his works (published 1927!) which I am going through. But this link is easier to read , I am afraid the pages will tear! In these articles, there's one speech he made at Harvard where the questions and answers are recorded, and they are even more interes...
by SriKumar
10 Oct 2009 19:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65135

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

His speech was accepted in Chicago and US and vedanta philosophy was accepted in the western world. The scientific temperment in the west/US was built on the knowledge of the vedanta philosophy. US was a conservative christian society at that time. He was able to change the view that Hindus in Indi...
by SriKumar
10 Oct 2009 18:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65135

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Maybe not the right thread for this but not sure where else to post this, one can assume that the buffs reading this thread would be qualified to answer this. I am trying to get a sense for why Swami Vivekananda (SV) is considered great, and why is he so revered. He is a hugely respected figure in d...
by SriKumar
08 Jul 2009 08:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Flight Safety
Replies: 161
Views: 14695

Re: Civil Aviation Flight Safety

The point about 90 degree vector was completely lost in interpretation, so I wont bother too much about that (what I meant there was that the wind was blowing sideways....I said nothing about a 90 degree AoA).As for the point about loss of tail area and effect of cross-wind, one does not have to goo...
by SriKumar
08 Jul 2009 07:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Flight Safety
Replies: 161
Views: 14695

Re: Civil Aviation Flight Safety

And, Srikumar, At 580 mph, it takes a gust of 580 mph to give even a 45 degree angle , let alone a 90 degree angle. Not true. A gust of cross-wind at 580 mph will only make the plane 'float' sideways at 580 mph and not yaw it. Any cross-wind tends to move a plane sideways as a rigid body...for an i...
by SriKumar
06 Jul 2009 07:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Flight Safety
Replies: 161
Views: 14695

Re: Civil Aviation Flight Safety

Some pictures of the recovered tail+ rudder. How it looks when intact (model to scale, I suspect): http://www.brazmodels.com/Airbus/A330-200/A340-200%20Tail%20post.JPG Air France 447 tail during recovery: http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200906/r382502_1783134.jpg http://www.cctv.com/program/worldwidewa...
by SriKumar
05 Jul 2009 21:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Flight Safety
Replies: 161
Views: 14695

Re: Civil Aviation Flight Safety

I guess the attachment of the tail fin got terribly weak, causing the easy detachment. As a very general statement, not specific to any aircraft: Typically, metals do not simply 'weaken' over time. The only way this happens is via 'metal fatigue' (and if it goes beyond yield point), and again, typi...

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