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by pune
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 131
Views: 9634

Re: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts

I was amazed when I came to know that the U.S. of all countries has been removing dams and restoring natural river ecosystems. http://www.planetexperts.com/restoring-river-ecosystems-dismantling-americas-dams/ https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/restoring-damaged-rivers/dam-removal-map/...

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by pune
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 131
Views: 9634

Re: Airbus unveiling three hydrogen concept plane today at 2pm CET

Nuclear energy though seems to have its own pain - https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nuclear-power-dounreay-scotland-thurso-decommissioning-radiation-a9680611.html While I'm in India, and have seen Indians protesting against nuclear power and it took me a while to understand why. I did see t...

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by pune
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Those managing or running airports cannot run an airline or bid for one, it would be " conflict of interest". Wouldn't be allowed per law. So these industrial groups can pick between either airport or airline business. So Adani is clearly not in the picture in regards to any airlines biz ...

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by pune
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 70
Views: 9678

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

When the electric variant of an training plane costs $3 dollar an hour in fuel compared to $50 an hour for the old variant(see video on spot 15) the electric one will prevail even when it has more constraints. People are to much focused on an one on one comparison for Battery powered vs Jet fuel po...

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by pune
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 70
Views: 9678

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz4rMq9yt7Y
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Sorry for bringing up an oldish thread but just saw this and hence had to share. Seems there are at least 10-15 odd manufacturers who are looking at electric aircraft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz4rMq9yt7Y

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by pune
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 609
Views: 97607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Until such time that AI can be perfect and take over the whole flight - I suggest we reexamine how we train commercial pilots and no more 100 hour wonders which end up in an 737 without having any real experience actually flying and dealing with adverse situations. As mentioned earlier, any system ...

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by pune
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid19 and airlines pricing model
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Covid19 and airlines pricing model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_akzwzghWQ

I do think he is right on the money that recovery will take a long time and it would be unpredictable for a much longer time to come. What do you all think ?
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Just saw this interesting video -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_akzwzghWQ

I do think he is right on the money that recovery will take a long time and it would be unpredictable for a much longer time to come. What do you all think ?

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by pune
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Analysis: UDAN 4.0 is an improved version but still comes up short https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/analysis-udan-4-0-is-an-improved-version-but-still-comes-up-short-5792511.html It talked of two companies, Air Taxi and Flybig . It has asked how Air Taxi will be subsidized as it ...

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by pune
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

seems another twist in the tale, UAE’s Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), and Canada’s Public Sector Pension (PSP) Investments -- have served legal notice to the GVK group, saying the stake sale in MIAL would be a breach of the agreemen...

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by pune
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Adani trying to kick GVK out of airport business. It is a shame government of India trying to nudge out infrastructure developer like GVK, who took over a dump like BOM and turned into one of the world's best airports. IMHO, experienced players shouldn't be kicked out by a newcomer without any airp...

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by pune
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Adani trying to kick GVK out of airport business. It is a shame government of India trying to nudge out infrastructure developer like GVK, who took over a dump like BOM and turned into one of the world's best airports. The group controlled by billionaire Gautam Adani plans to acquire the 50.5 % sta...

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by pune
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Just saw this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGznP1m0uZY Pretty relevant for what the future holds for aviation at least in India. According to Mr. Rangnathan it would take five years to bounce back. And I think he's bang on target. India is not going to be safe for international tourism till we d...

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by pune
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pandemic Could Set Tourism Sector Back by $1 Trillion
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Pandemic Could Set Tourism Sector Back by $1 Trillion

I saw this https://www.statista.com/chart/22689/global-international-tourism-receipts/ and I frankly have no idea to even try and understand what they are saying. If the tourism sector gets backwards to 2 decades, dunno how people will survive. There are so many places in the world whose sole econom...

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by pune
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

He is like Pravin Sawnhey of Force India, there are some who are appreciable of Mr. Sawnhey's talents, others dismiss him. In Civil Aviation you hardly get people who talk straight. In some ways airports is very close to railways and hence lot of points that could be made or unmade for rail privatiz...

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by pune
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

He says at 9:00 in the video that if the airport at Navi Mumbai is developed, "there is going to be absolutely no traffic in Mumbai because you can't have two airport in such a short distance". :roll: absolutely and he shared an example that when the new airport will be made, then probabl...

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by pune
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46465

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Mr. Rangnathan did another take on the accident in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGznP1m0uZY That link was just about privatization of airports, not related to the accident. If you listened to the whole interview at the end he also shared how the pilot is and has been targeted, at the end no less...

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by pune
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Just saw this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGznP1m0uZY Pretty relevant for what the future holds for aviation at least in India. According to Mr. Rangnathan it would take five years to bounce back. And I think he's bang on target. India is not going to be safe for international tourism till we do...

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by pune
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

there were quite a few people commenting on twitter, people who are usually in the know as to civil aviation would be set back to 2005-06 period. Having the traffic back to say 2011-2013 some of the golden years would take a really long time. Other people have commented that the vaccine itself would...

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by pune
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46465

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5seO_MdCOc
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There is/was an interview with the aviation safety Mr. Mohan Rangnathan, seems it would be all political and no lessons learned, at least from what he is sharing and I suspect that will be proven as well, just blame the pilots and all is hunky and dory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5seO_MdCOc

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by pune
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46465

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Here is India DGCA chief's interview with NDTV on this topic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1dwogkRDRo Any CAA chief shouldn't be jumping to conclusions so soon. He seems to be on a mission to pin blame on the pilot. I am sure he has his marching orders and strictly following the script. Disgrac...

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by pune
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46465

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

I do hope EMAS gets implemented soon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineered_materials_arrestor_system although doubt it will happen soonish. I have been to Kerala few times, although only once during the rains and that was in a bus. Visibility was near zero but somehow the bus driver was able to d...

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by pune
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46465

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1448421 but anyways, now that it's here is good and have back-linked to the Indian civil aviation fora as well, so anybody looking for discussions on this there comes here and vice-versa.
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was hoping to see this incident shared at viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1448421 but anyways, now that it's here is good and have back-linked to the Indian civil aviation fora as well, so anybody looking for discussions on this there comes here and vice-versa.

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by pune
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I came here hoping that there would be some discussion on the tragedy that happened at the Kozhikode Airport - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/city/kochi/kerala-air-crash-what-actually-happened-at-the-kozhikode-airport-yesterday/videoshow/77430489.cms Update - Seems like somebody made a w...

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by pune
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 17476

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

The friends at high/right places does no good. There was a time when Jet Airways was the golden boy of the present Govt. but things quickly turned sour, why, how we don't know. I agree with @aemoreira1981's assessment to the point that all the other airlines except 6E will be under pressure but then...

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by pune
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 609
Views: 97607

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

American architects Victor Hugo Azevedo and Cheryl Lu Xu have a back-up plan for the 737MAX, just in case the return to service will not go as smoothly as hoped: https://images4.persgroep.net/rcs/aJoKD83_NJU-fbJHb_vGi3pTKZY/diocontent/172939946/_fitwidth/1240?appId=93a17a8fd81db0de025c8abd1cca1279&...

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by pune
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread

Lockdown was another jewel in the crown for magnificent leader. Seem to have failed in every aspect. Repatriation flights seem to be only one good thing going. very much true, @dtw2hyd, can you figure out which other thread is air hansa talking about. I can't see any other thread. I was expecting l...

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by pune
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4888

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

You're equating pilots to truck drivers which doesn't make much sense. Pilots aren't living in the cockpit, they are working and are under the company's dime to fly an aircraft for a certain amount of hours, that is not the same as a truck driver who is living in the truck of a cab which, by the wa...

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by pune
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8140

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

anybody knows if the middle seat is gonna be vacant or not. The civil aviation minister gave two different statements which have two different meanings. One doesn't know what is going to be, can anybody tell me if there has been any notice or how things are supposed to be. I know that not many peopl...

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by pune
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread

which other thread ?

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by pune
Mon May 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

The print has been doing a good job of telling how labor in other countries work, see for e.g. https://theprint.in/opinion/india-labour-reforms-bangladesh-china-vietnam-income-security/418540/ . More interesting though is this analysis on RSS in print https://theprint.in/opinion/politically-correct/...

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by pune
Mon May 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

Me thinks restarting limited train service is Modi's master plan to avoid free transportation to migrant workers. No confirmed ticket, no entry means no poor worker can step inside any train station. I think the same. The reason for doing so are apparent and obvious. This print article outlines it ...

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by pune
Mon May 11, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

https://www.bbc.com/hindi/india-52612925 . In essence Govt. is looting the public who they know have no other means to go from A to B .
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last not the least the A/C trains starting from tomorrow. What is needed and what is being supplied. https://www.bbc.com/hindi/india-52612925 . In essence Govt. is looting the public who they know have no other means to go from A to B .

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by pune
Mon May 11, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

I don't know if these pictures are real or politically motivated, but they are horrible to watch. https://twitter.com/aryansrivastav_/status/1259345743153938433 I have seen similar pictures. The most disheartening thing is the Govt. apathy towards the working classes. First taking money from workin...

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by pune
Sat May 09, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

How’s the monsoon season going to affect India in this pandemic? I imagine people gathering indoors to stay away from the rain... kinda like winter. Doesn’t seem like a good thing. Rains are like a month away at the very least, the weather will turn a bit pleasant for a change. I think more people ...

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by pune
Fri May 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

yup and U.P. likes slaves - https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/up-govt-to-exempt-businesses-from-all-but-three-labour-laws-for-3-years-120050701531_1.html which means 14 state acts which will not follow/comply for 4 years - So ten acts will not be followed for at least 4 years ...

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by pune
Thu May 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EBx2RmKyWY

It's really sad to see the petty politics being played by our PM in all of this.
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and this -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EBx2RmKyWY

It's really sad to see the petty politics being played by our PM in all of this.

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by pune
Thu May 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

https://www.indiatimes.com/technology/s ... 12325.html?
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and this landed in not two days ago -

https://www.indiatimes.com/technology/s ... 12325.html?

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by pune
Wed May 06, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

When I asked you a question, in return you give me this. Even in this, there is no linkage you can provide that mining either creates jobs for locals or anything. In fact, whenever or wherever mining happens, labor is always bought from the outside (migrant labor) . As far as profits ploughing back ...

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by pune
Tue May 05, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9071322/ Lemme know if you don't get in on hotsar/netflix.
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@Sokes, if possible see Dark Waters https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9071322/ Lemme know if you don't get in on hotsar/netflix.

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by pune
Tue May 05, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6781

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

The pandemic is primarily a western problem. China managed to mostly contain the outbreak to a few central provinces, as can be seen from the lack of infections in Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Most of the infections in East Asia can be traced back through Europe and the US, stating the successes of...

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by pune
Tue May 05, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

@Sokes , what do you think of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW1vKp4oUnQ as well as this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-mds8BKZoc seems India is Gujarat and Gujarat is India. Seems very similar to someone we know, right ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Pgnwz51SE as well as this, all under our...

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by pune
Tue May 05, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

I can understand if locals oppose mining for environmental considerations. E.g. copper making is known to be messy. However land acquisition in large scale is for reservoirs, not for mining. Makes one wonder why Naxalites are mostly active in mining areas? The questions is where do mines get their ...

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by pune
Sun May 03, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6781

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I was about to think that you may use the same thread till June/July as we don't have any definite clarifications from MoCA (Ministry of Civil Aviation) . Till we don't hear anything definite, there's probably no point in just making monthly threads till traffic doesn't start. We may see some odd fl...

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by pune
Sat May 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

Arundhati Roy at her best https://www.ft.com/content/10d8f5e8-74eb-11ea-95fe-fcd274e920ca?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6 I go off topic. Skip if not interested in Naxalites. I would rather say Arundathi Roy at her worst. From your link: "Many driven out by their employers and l...

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by pune
Sat May 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Dear Moderator, didn't put any thread for May Indian Aviation thread ?

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by pune
Sat May 02, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

While there is a lot of usual Modi praising going on, there is no evidence India handled this pandemic successfully. Hardly done any testing, has one of the lowest test rates in the world with 602 per Million, too soon to claim victory. Millions of migration workers were locked down for weeks, now ...

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by pune
Sat May 02, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

Arundhati Roy at her best https://www.ft.com/content/10d8f5e8-74eb-11ea-95fe-fcd274e920ca?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6 I go off topic. Skip if not interested in Naxalites. I would rather say Arundathi Roy at her worst. From your link: "Many driven out by their employers and l...

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by pune
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

how do people see this playing out - India talking to U.S. over visa sanctions . I think it will make messier the situation that already we are in.

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by pune
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15085

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

Another religious cult brutally attacks Police: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/nihangs-cut-off-hand-of-policeman-after-scuffle-in-vegetable-market/articleshow/75104243.cms Very shameful. Now that you have shared that, perhaps I can now share the videos of Jain Munis who also br...

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