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by disha
18 Mar 2020 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The plastic bag ban backfires Reusable shopping bags may harbor the virus and could facilitate its spread In 2013 millions of American piglets died amid an outbreak of novel swine enteric coronavirus disease, and after an investigation the U.S. Department of Agriculture concluded that reusable feed...
by disha
17 Mar 2020 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The following article has to be read once https://poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?ID=9620080211270901191010260840250900051270320930880050921000930270701040640951210020781100240360051070001100210690691160650821260390720300020071030811051080661191090770520361260780850790840221150661150101230070821270...
by disha
17 Mar 2020 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This is basically a curfew and rumors of lockdown were floating yesterday itself causing a massive run on grocery shops. Before that, there was run on masks so much so that there are reports that firefighters and medical service personnel are begging the community to give them some. I know of a Doct...
by disha
17 Mar 2020 04:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5050
Views: 1015300

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://swarajyamag.com/economy/central-banks-around-the-world-had-set-the-stage-but-rbi-wasted-its-chance I totally agree with the above article. A significant rate cut from RBI will actually jump-start the economy post corona virus pandemic. GOI can under 'hardship' announce new schemes to boost ...
by disha
17 Mar 2020 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Should I ask my parents (70+) who are definitely at Risk diabetes, heart ailments, high BP (currently in self quarantine in NOIDA) go to our ancestral village near KanyaKumari. facilities there are not great but I feel that they will reduce the risk of getting the Virus from surroundings as unlike ...
by disha
15 Mar 2020 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

some no linearity can be modeled. iterative methods will work, I.e. converge, as long as the equations are not very stiff. stiffness can be controlled by external measures like social distancin, i.e. designing a mechanism. My point is that it is not impossible. It is just difficult and hence non-li...
by disha
15 Mar 2020 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Do not use weather. Correlate with UV incidence. Indian villages will be less impacted than cities because of less air-pollution. Cutting down on air pollution does result in higher incidence of UV. And UV is an effective germicidal. Is the WuhanVirus under control now in China because the air pollu...
by disha
15 Mar 2020 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

simple mathematical models, however solid that are, may not give the right picture unless nonlinear nature of the real situation is not captured in the model. Since the nonlinear nature of the real situation is difficult to model, it is never captured in the model and then people wonder why the mod...
by disha
15 Mar 2020 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

To doctors and other stake holders here in USA: Please consider signing it. c Open Letter to Vice President Mike Pence RE: US COVID-19 Response] The above is political campaigning in crises. With utter disregard how public health infrastructure works in US. Of course the goals in the open letter ab...
by disha
14 Mar 2020 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

[ Definitely. In past hour, 2 people did die in India due to road accidents. So why the panic on Coronavirus? Short, clear answer - exponential growth. One of nice example, I have given all the time, is a recent tweet by Chess Champion Kasparov. 1. Kasparov is a racist. 2. The chess example is from...
by disha
14 Mar 2020 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Two deaths in India now. Definitely. In past hour, 2 people did die in India due to road accidents. Perspective is important. Yes, the Coronavirus pandemic needs to be stemmed. Humanity does not need one more disease. It impacts the poor more than the rich. Having said that: 1. Coronavirus is *NOT*...
by disha
14 Mar 2020 00:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What should we do with these morons? Quarantine them in a prison? Given that the Indian government quickly brought in the 1897 Act on epidemics https://ijme.in/articles/the-epidemic-diseases-act-of-1897-public-health-relevance-in-the-current-scenario/?galley=html Above gives broad-ranging powers to...
by disha
13 Mar 2020 01:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

...hot water regularly as dry throats are a magnet for Virus. To that, I have started having Ginger Tea and Gooseberry (called Naseberry in here) more than my usual, increased Turmeric Powder Garlic... My experiences with Rhinovirus and Flu virii: 1. Zinc lozenges help. The downside is that they wi...
by disha
10 Mar 2020 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Amber G. wrote:My take - The groveling of Pence in praise of "deal leader" was nauseating ..Never saw North Korean type tamasha before. ... /sigh/


Have you seen the grovelling done in praise of CA Gov Gavin Newsom on his presser on Wuhan virus & availability of test kits?
by disha
08 Mar 2020 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think CoronaVirus scare is a precursor to something else in future. This is just a "trailer", picture toh-abhi-baki-hain.

It shows the responsiveness of each country and why US is blaise about it.
by disha
08 Mar 2020 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4227
Views: 768811

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Economic sized does play a role in conventional balance of power. But here TSP is getting away with cheap jehadis and have a nuclear safety umbrella . Next big threat from TSP may be Pakistanis trying to migrate to India, for a better life. What happened to Bakistan's nuclear safe umbrella during B...
by disha
07 Mar 2020 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Frankly that article is written a little too soon, watch and see how the virus rips through US of A !! Today, I saw a 25 year old man in the morning washing his car with gloves, face mask, rubber boots and disposable plastic rain jacket. It was a fine morning and in this parts, finding another soul...
by disha
03 Mar 2020 12:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2980
Views: 320770

Re: Indian Roads Thread

nash wrote:^^^^

unable to see the video.


Fixed the link. Apologies for the double post.
by disha
03 Mar 2020 12:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2980
Views: 320770

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Yep the entire stretch from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, UP, Bihar only has rivers and land acquisition issues. Hold on to your (3rd party your) pants, it is going to be blown away. Dhotis will shiver so much that it will be shredded. Think GSLV MkIII type exhaust will blow it to smithereens. India is g...
by disha
03 Mar 2020 12:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5050
Views: 1015300

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Either way, if the news report is true, it shows that the ministry is aware and not shy of cloning a well-proven process. Instead of large sums like 1 cr as prize money, smaller amounts in the range of Rs. 1000 to 10000 to much larger number of people will be more useful. The large sum is to attract...
by disha
02 Mar 2020 01:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5050
Views: 1015300

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This is serious whine for me. It is only since last 4 months that India's GST collection is over Rs. 1 lac crore every month. https://www.livemint.com/news/india/gst-collection-crosses-rs-1-lakh-cr-mark-for-fourth-consecutive-month-in-feb-11583072251770.html he government has collected ₹1.05 lakh cr...
by disha
02 Mar 2020 01:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5050
Views: 1015300

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/govt-planning-to-launch-lottery-offer-under-the-gst-from-1-april-11583064993731.html Looks like Smt. Nirmala'jis ministry is monitoring this pages and copying ideas from here. Total lift and drop. I think BRF should open a whine thread where its ideas are copied ...
by disha
24 Feb 2020 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4061
Views: 630329

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^Well CNN and other liberals are definitely scared. What happens if Trump turns vegetarian after India trip? The liberals will have to then turn vegans to trump over trump!
by disha
24 Feb 2020 13:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2980
Views: 320770

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Yep the entire stretch from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, UP, Bihar only has rivers and land acquisition issues. Hold on to your (3rd party your) pants, it is going to be blown away. Dhotis will shiver so much that it will be shredded. Think GSLV MkIII type exhaust will blow it to smithereens. India is g...
by disha
24 Feb 2020 13:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2980
Views: 320770

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Looking forward to see https://swarajyamag.com/infrastructure/how-the-1320-km-long-delhi-mumbai-expressway-nda-governments-flagship-road-project-is-taking-shape https://static.toiimg.com/photo/msid-63791557/63791557.jpg And an on the ground video 7aRVOIwK634 Couple the above with the HSR from Mumbai...
by disha
24 Feb 2020 13:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5050
Views: 1015300

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I came in to post this link https://swarajyamag.com/insta/indias-electricity-demand-registers-surge-of-75-per-cent-over-the-first-18-days-of-february In a major uptick for the power sector, the electricity demand in the nation has registered a growth of 7.5 per cent over the first 18 days of Februar...
by disha
24 Feb 2020 11:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Two data points: 1. Have received enquiry for 3ply surgical mask for export to Cheen from people not in the business (neither I am in this business) in the past week. Price has gone up from about 1 RS to 15 RS and no availability. 2. Know of two manufacturers whose shipment has not arrived from Che...
by disha
24 Feb 2020 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

how does 3M plan to protect IP by **NOT** selling the product to the largest market on Earth? Right now they could sell 1.4B of those for starters, with replacements to follow! Not sure if 3M has a manufacturing unit in Cheen that caters to local as well as the export market. Further, at $10 per ma...
by disha
24 Feb 2020 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Who makes N95 masks? I thought all such things are made in cheen? Masks is one visible example. For example in India both 3M & local companies manufacture it. Like http://www.grinhealth.com/ It is not just the quantity but quality also matters. like bakis having four wives & no kids, while ...
by disha
24 Feb 2020 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

From swarajyamag Notably, India had earlier announced that it will send Indian Air Force's largest plane, C-17 Globemaster, with medical supplies to Wuhan, and bring back its nationals as well as citizens from all neighbouring countries who were still stuck there on the return flight. In the past mo...
by disha
24 Feb 2020 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Can someone tell me what's going on here? What was banned from export and why does MEA talk in circles? India has soft-banned export of N95 face masks, considering that it is costly & in short supply & the supplies are not commensurate to control a rapid pandemic if the situation arises. ht...
by disha
19 Feb 2020 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5487
Views: 678875

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Can you tell me how many wombs were cut open in Gujarat riots?? But thats what the world believes. Original 59 persons (mostly women and kids) murdered in Godhra Carnage of burning trains are never mentioned. The canard was set right away that the Karsevaks initiated the fight and they molested som...
by disha
19 Feb 2020 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Arun.prabhu wrote:This is how an ncov cardiac arrest event looks like: you drop dead just like that. The location is Uighur in the Chinese west.
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^Propahgaandu from cheen! Best to ignore...
by disha
16 Feb 2020 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chicken Little and Black Swan. Disaster Avoidance
Replies: 97
Views: 9759

Re: Chicken Little and Black Swan. Disaster Avoidance

Black Swan event I think is going to be deflation and negative interest rates. Germany is already going the way of Japan. The rest of Europe is not far behind. Then comes the US & Cheen. That is 2/3rd of the world economy. What does that mean for India, a lot of investments heading towards Indi...
by disha
16 Feb 2020 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Or Xi's chamchas are showboating to protect their own testimonials. Xi will take this opportunity to exert even more control. Like he has replaced the "governor" of Wuhan with his own acolyte.
by disha
16 Feb 2020 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

But with the nCOV they SEEM to be taking all sorts of precautions . I may be wrong: never been on a cruise ship. Maybe they feed them like a herd of cattle or pigs - several parallel lines? So contamination at one point is enough. Keyword is "they SEEM to be taking all sorts of precautions&quo...
by disha
16 Feb 2020 09:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4227
Views: 768811

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^Bakistan is reaching new heights! Its' perishable food inflation is now 78%, better growth than the 72% which they aimed for. Too bad that their non-perishable food and general inflation has to still catch up to 72%. BTW, what is the difference between: "non-perishable food", "food&q...
by disha
16 Feb 2020 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Could not they do a PCR test? To be fair the PCR test kits are/were in short supply ... there were glitches even in US. Yeah, but the person was multi-millionaire with private yacht and what not. And got treatment in "top of line" S'Gpore hospital. So if the top of line S'Gpore hospital c...
by disha
16 Feb 2020 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

285 people on a spacious cruise ship that took immediate precautions, is a huge number. If that many students on a campus caught the disease it would be a major disaster. It does sound like this thing is ****EXTREMELY*** contagious. Must LOVE humans, esp. Chinese ppl but may mutate to love others a...
by disha
16 Feb 2020 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6557
Views: 619069

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Or they were using sodium metabisulfite or some other sulfur based reducing bleach or reducing agent. Where is a facepalm or head banging against brick wall icon when one needs it? Just check this flyer on sodium metabisulfite out -> https://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1708.pdf Na2S205 ca...

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