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by member_20292
21 Oct 2015 14:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

And of course, you have the Make in India programme. World. Take a look at our shiny new Chinese built infrastructure. Come build in India and export using our shiny Chinese built roads and ports. The string of pearls should be inside India , on the coast. Forget Hambantota. Lets get the Chini to bu...
by member_20292
21 Oct 2015 14:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

The problem with hallow economies based on wayward stats is that they shouldn't be able to build anything much less overbuild with ghost towns (if Bharat could generate the same degree of credit - for things we really need if course!) Economics is really simple. If you have no money and you want to...
by member_20292
20 Oct 2015 11:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

It seems steel has a useful life of decades..can be remelted and used numerous times. Even ships sunk decades ago can be used. Singha, You are right but the problem is not the steel itself. It's the steel economy that China has built up. A steel factory has both upstream and downstream supply chain...
by member_20292
20 Oct 2015 11:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Sahi hai Singhaji.

Even we should benchmark ourselves vs Massa and Cheen and Euros.
by member_20292
06 Oct 2015 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 256202

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

And its not some gun nuts in the boonies -- lots of normal, sane, modern people I know in the states get tourettes syndrome or something when guns are mentioned. Its a blind spot that no one seems to notice. Other countries do not keep guns so openly and commonly and do not blow each other up. Guns ...
by member_20292
06 Oct 2015 14:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 256202

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Both! :rotfl: But seriously America really is a police state. That may seem appealing to those of us who get frayed by the barely controlled anarchy that characterizes life in India, but the Americans take it too far. America is the land of victimless crimes, which they prosecute more zealously tha...
by member_20292
25 Sep 2015 17:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 739243

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^ this is true. Youve hit the nail on the head. Makes a lot of sense to sell to assorted Westerners with whom you will have no payment delays and issues than some desi Lala company . Its the rule of the world. Why make products and sell something to a poorer part of India, when you can get to Mumba...
by member_20292
23 Sep 2015 09:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 473550

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Last weekend I got a premium tatkal ticket done, which was double the price of the normal ticket! yowza! But thankfully I had a confirmed seat which made it worth the price...
by member_20292
23 Sep 2015 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 256202

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Okay! I did not go to IIT-BHUi but I got invited to a IIT-BHU's "campus breakout/networking" type event in silicon valley. I also liked some people from IIT-BHU's initiative/leadership of "giving back" to matrubhumi.. - reminding us that all the education of IIT was virtually fr...
by member_20292
22 Sep 2015 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 256202

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Amber G. wrote:...

Or.. Tesla/IITK IIT-BHU joint development of good batteries..(to store solar power)..

...
All by 2019 or before..! :)
by member_20292
15 Sep 2015 18:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Could be that it is tough for SMEs to enter China profitably. Makes sense to own a foreign brand, or a foreign sounding brand - possibly make something in India, and export and market it in China. If one were to do that with artistic objects then one would get ripped off in no time. But an innovativ...
by member_20292
15 Sep 2015 10:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

You can't get past money and money comes from sales (and credit but that is another story.) If an economy has enough money to spend on 24 million cars then it will carry far more weight than one that buys under 3 million. The MNCs will make sure of that. Why else would you think a commie sh1thole w...
by member_20292
15 Sep 2015 10:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

What are untapped opportunities in China in the IT sector? For example, I think the "teaching Chinese students ESL" from India, over skype is highly undertapped. There are some issues there , though - the Chinese and other east asians almost exclusively prefer to learn ESL from goras. Coll...
by member_20292
13 Sep 2015 07:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 360642

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Nobody in their right mind would opt for the SH over the F-35. http://breakingdefense.com/2015/03/ew-fighter-trends-could-save-boeing-growlerhornet-line/ Pentagon leaders are pushing hard to keep up the momentum of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Many in the Navy, though, still look longingly back a...
by member_20292
27 Aug 2015 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 360642

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

chidiyas and kauwwas in Delhi tell me that Indians are not comfortable with America, primarily because of their support to Pakistan. people do not want to reward the US for their part friendly part perfidious behaviour. However, I personally believe that American arms send a message to China like no...
by member_20292
27 Aug 2015 08:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 360642

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

has the jsf been discussed with the Americans? is it on offer at all?
by member_20292
24 Aug 2015 20:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 230459

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

That said, draining of the foreign money from a third world market like Mumbai is traumatic. It will get ugly. But once the hot money had liquidated itself, we WILL climb back up. The best way to ride this is through the index. The index will never get wiped out completely unlike individual stocks....
by member_20292
24 Aug 2015 18:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

^^ Chola, a year or so back, you were very positive on China and mentioning that is may be a good country to move to, and for Indian exporters to target that market full swing.

Whats your view on the issue now?
by member_20292
20 Aug 2015 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5693
Views: 781276

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

@karan M Being a MatSci person with IT experience myself, I will venture to repeat the point that I made in the previous post. When it comes to MatSci (and UI/UX/IT systems) - two fields in which the US is significantly technologically ahead - the technological prowess that is probably present in a ...
by member_20292
17 Aug 2015 18:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

theo ji, the post sounds like the products of a project have qualities such as "shoddy, cheap", written down on them like specifications on an Amazon product page. That is hardly the case. There may be generalizations but one cannot be too specific. Anyways. My point is that we should embr...
by member_20292
17 Aug 2015 16:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

^^^ Let's take the example of a Tata. They are an Indian professionally run conglomerate who have been around for the past 100 years. Now, they have money to spare and capex to do. Their IT and IT-design operations (TCS, Tata Elxsi) generate far more shareholder wealth for the conglomerate than the ...
by member_20292
17 Aug 2015 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5693
Views: 781276

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

@Austin:How does advocating the JSF make someone pseudo Indian? I, for one, would prefer to see the highly cost depreciated and amortized JSF with India . The JSF is the new F 16 - produced in bulk for the world. The Russian capabilities on the FGFA are not validated by anything in the past. The Ame...
by member_20292
17 Aug 2015 13:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

The previous tigers of Asia - HongKong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea , have built their economies on the backs of free trade with the US.
We should build on the backs of China too, and not let non-mercantilist patriotism cloud our thinking.
by member_20292
17 Aug 2015 13:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

I think it would be a good idea for us to build out our own country on the backs of the huge excess capacity that China has built for itself. Prices of cement and steel are going to be cheap and its a good opportunity for us to NOT do too much capex, as a nation, into cement and steel industries. Ju...
by member_20292
11 Jul 2015 09:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1312
Views: 216806

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Right - @Suraj, Chola.

And this basically comes from value-added manufacturing exports - fact lost on the Greeks, but not lost on the Germans, the Swiss and many others.

Not from IT (yet), not from oil.
by member_20292
11 Jul 2015 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 229
Views: 15418

Re: EU crisis-Greece

Singha wrote:greece does have its ancient sea faring and entrepreneurial traditions but is resource poor, small population and .....


Funnily, so is switzerland, and taiwan and south korea.
by member_20292
11 Jul 2015 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]
Replies: 229
Views: 15418

Re: EU crisis-Greece

has anyone seen Ray Dalio's youtube video on how economies work?

pretty good summary of EVERYTHING going around.

short point - greece needs to be able to print money to deleverage.

they cant do that right now with the euro.
by member_20292
08 Jul 2015 22:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 230459

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

A_Gupta wrote:
...we just had 60 years of dark ages under the congis...


IITs are Nehru's legacy, no?



Its possible that the same money, spent on basic education would have a better ROI
by member_20292
29 Jun 2015 00:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Banks & Financial System
Replies: 138
Views: 25292

Re: Indian Banks & Financial System

^ could be. But stocks usually are better than bonds and gold and cash.

Thus indian stocks

and thus the qn. How does a US based nri get a piece of the Indian action?
by member_20292
28 Jun 2015 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project BRF: Radome technology in India
Replies: 46
Views: 10318

Re: Project BRF: Radome technology in India

Awesome thread.

And if we can crowd source research proposals and technical development to make better radomes for the LCA , then this thread will be doubly awesome.
by member_20292
28 Jun 2015 12:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Banks & Financial System
Replies: 138
Views: 25292

Re: Indian Banks & Financial System

So, if you live in the US, and want a piece of the lovely 17% CAGR that the Indian stock market provides, over the long term....what are you supposed to do? If you are in US or Canada, no Indian MF will accept your monies. None. Not even Franklin Templeton India. Then what? Are the India focussed fu...
by member_20292
15 Jun 2015 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 299719

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

population sizes have virtually condemned us to be the strategic rivals to China. There will be no peace without strength that maintains it. What they do , we will more likely than not, follow. nuclear carriers for global policing? yes, please. it is chinas autocratic inefficiencies that will make t...
by member_20292
15 Jun 2015 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 299719

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

1. We should start working on nuclear reactors for airfcraft carriers. The technology and that we will be using it, is inevitable. Let's start sooner, rather than later. In the long run (2100 and beyond), its largely an India-China race. China's winning, for now. 2. US cooperation - we will have to ...
by member_20292
07 Jun 2015 01:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 360642

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I didn't hear of any civilian scientist working for free or actually fixing problems that have plagued the kaveri. We all should do our bit to support and encourage the Indian efforts but would anyone in his right mind support the kaveri engine now?? At what exact point of project review should one...
by member_20292
01 Jun 2015 21:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 360642

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

may have made sense in mid 90s when we only had prithvi, but not now. Beg to differ. Aircraft give a nation's nuclear weapons an active choice which may be changed while the weapon is on its way to be delivered. You can tell a nuclear tipped Brahmos carrying Rafale, to turn back and not bomb Chengd...
by member_20292
20 May 2015 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 273496

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

UBji, Ramanaji et al


Here is the thread in GD.

Let's do it!

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7027
by member_20292
20 May 2015 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 273496

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

They get mentored by some of the Very Top in India, among others. How do I know? Because I've been roped in to answer their questions on a short fuse. Indo-Mongolian Peace and CoOperation. :mrgreen: Well.. I don't know about Peace: they went all sullen when I told them that certain approaches had c...
by member_20292
17 May 2015 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 273496

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The only information everyone has is "Phoren"= "achha/nalla/good" Oho. But this part is quite true. Indian manufactured products do not , in general, have fit and finish that compares well. I'll give you a recent example that may apply here. I was recently riding a Mahindra XUV5...
by member_20292
13 May 2015 10:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 273496

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Trouble is, you need both. Cutting edge turbo machinery design and the materials to go with it. Yeah, GTRE didnt do a moon shot with the Kaveri , I grant it, in terms of a contra rotating spool, but they do seem to have a decent engine working. The bottleneck is now the materials . You need to use ...
by member_20292
12 May 2015 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3986
Views: 841150

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

SRai, the thing is the Israelis are tied at the hip to the Americans. They managed to leverage a ton of stuff the Boeing/McD guys come up with. In our case, we face an uphill climb in just making the Russians stick to the terms of the agreement in terms of spares and stuff like ROH. So that ends up...

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