eCharcha.Com   Support eCharcha.Com. Click on sponsor ad to shop online!

Advertise Here

Go Back   eCharcha.Com > eCharcha Lounge > SoapBox

Notices

SoapBox Speak up, speak on, speak your heart out!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #3046  
Old May 14th, 2018, 08:27 AM
sarv_shaktimaan's Avatar
sarv_shaktimaan sarv_shaktimaan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: satva aasmaan
Posts: 16,006
sarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by raniraja View Post
Yeah, that duststorm lasted quite a bit, and there were 2 more installments, weaker though. Now it's full summer in Delhi.

Raining cats and dogs in Punjab.
Dust storms used to be common in Delhi and Punjab, I recall in the 80s and 90s.. but not so severe at times. Only once in 5-10 years you got a severe one where trees fells down, flower pots got displaced a few yards..
Reply With Quote
  #3047  
Old May 14th, 2018, 10:50 AM
sgars's Avatar
sgars sgars is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mid West
Posts: 8,473
sgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarv_shaktimaan View Post
Dust storms used to be common in Delhi and Punjab, I recall in the 80s and 90s.. but not so severe at times. Only once in 5-10 years you got a severe one where trees fells down, flower pots got displaced a few yards..
I remember one in Faridabad 1982. It took down a tree which was some 400 years old.
__________________
This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends,only permanent interests. - Some Firang
Reply With Quote
  #3048  
Old May 20th, 2018, 09:32 AM
raniraja's Avatar
raniraja raniraja is offline
The Y A W N E S T zzzz
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Surat
Posts: 9,847
raniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Now petrol / diesel prices are shooting up, INR going badly down against USD.

Petrol, diesel hit new lifetime highs on the 7th straight day of fuel price hikes

Read more at:
//economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/64242631.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst


And RBI forex reserves down for 4th week straight, showing that even near these all-time lows, the INR has been propped up by RBI. Maybe 70+ is coming soon.
__________________
Nietzsche (1887) : God is dead
God (1900) : Nietzsche is dead
-----------------------------------------
I will not be hurried and I will not be bullied

Reply With Quote
  #3049  
Old May 20th, 2018, 06:54 PM
sgars's Avatar
sgars sgars is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mid West
Posts: 8,473
sgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by raniraja View Post
Now petrol / diesel prices are shooting up, INR going badly down against USD.

Petrol, diesel hit new lifetime highs on the 7th straight day of fuel price hikes

Read more at:
//economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/64242631.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst


And RBI forex reserves down for 4th week straight, showing that even near these all-time lows, the INR has been propped up by RBI. Maybe 70+ is coming soon.
Is it 76/l. Someone said, it wasnt so bad long back
Quote:
Originally Posted by razzrhino View Post
so it's what Rs. 76 for a litre of gas ? that's not so bad i guess
BTW, there are some 5 threads on Petrol prices. I for one have supported the 'market model' in that and there is no alternative to that. Cong was subsidizing petrol prices for a while and it was leading to Petroleum companies making huge losses. There will be many lifetime highs for petrol prices. When Indira Gandhi came back to power in 1980, petrol prices jumped from 3 rs to 5 rs a litre. That would also have been a lifetime high.
BTW, how much does a Kingfisher 650 ml bottle cost in Delhi nowadays?
__________________
This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends,only permanent interests. - Some Firang
Reply With Quote
  #3050  
Old May 22nd, 2018, 09:07 AM
raniraja's Avatar
raniraja raniraja is offline
The Y A W N E S T zzzz
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Surat
Posts: 9,847
raniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgars View Post
Is it 76/l. Someone said, it wasnt so bad long back


BTW, there are some 5 threads on Petrol prices. I for one have supported the 'market model' in that and there is no alternative to that. Cong was subsidizing petrol prices for a while and it was leading to Petroleum companies making huge losses. There will be many lifetime highs for petrol prices. When Indira Gandhi came back to power in 1980, petrol prices jumped from 3 rs to 5 rs a litre. That would also have been a lifetime high.
BTW, how much does a Kingfisher 650 ml bottle cost in Delhi nowadays?
Petrol etc. have always been heavily taxed products, both by the centre and the states. But in the recent past the taxes have zoomed way above, denying the public the benefit of lower international prices.

Quote:

Here’s why petrol price relief is possible and painless
TIMESOFINDIA.COM | May 22, 2018, 12.54 PM IST

NEW DELHI: For diesel and petrol, it's a record a day every day now. On Saturday, petrol touched the all-time high price since 2013. On Sunday, it beat its previous day’s record. On Monday, it created a new all-time record in Delhi and Mumbai + by touching Rs 76.57 and Rs 84.40, respectively.

WHY ARE GLOBAL CRUDE OIL PRICES ON A RISE?

Production cuts by oil exporters, shrinking supplies from Venezuela and uncertainty over Iran’s contribution after U.S. decision to exit the nuclear deal + have contributed to rise in crude prices.

However, there is a catch. The government might be blaming crude prices for record high petrol and diesel rates, but the last time petrol crossed 76 per litre, five years ago, it was 40 per cent costlier before taxes.

Fuel prices have shot up now because of very high taxes. Central tax on diesel has increased more than three-fold, and it has doubled in case of petrol. In 2016-17, the Centre earned 2.7 lakh crore from taxes and duties on petroleum products, which is 117 per cent higher than the 1.3 lakh crore it earned in 2014-15, when NDA came to power.





WHAT ABOUT TAXES?

Taxes account for half of the price we pay for petrol and diesel. Here is a break up of taxes imposed on fuel:



Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan has indicated that there is scope for relief. On Sunday he said, "The Centre is sensitive towards the rising fuel prices. Various alternatives are being explored. I hope something will work out soon."

WHAT IS THE BOTTOMLINE?

Most fuel taxes are as percentage of price which means government’s tax earning goes up as price increases. The central government raised excise duty nine times between November 2014 and January 2016+ while it cut the tax just once in October last year.



The bottomline thus is, Centre does not have to take a hit on revenue, it just has to be okay with not earning more with every hike. If not, then the next relief may be six months away when the next round of elections is due.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/64269415.cms
__________________
Nietzsche (1887) : God is dead
God (1900) : Nietzsche is dead
-----------------------------------------
I will not be hurried and I will not be bullied

Reply With Quote
  #3051  
Old May 22nd, 2018, 02:46 PM
sgars's Avatar
sgars sgars is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mid West
Posts: 8,473
sgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

^^ It is the same old regurgitated stuff. If Petrol taxes are lower, the delhi wallas wont be able to breathe. Let me pull up some arguments i was having with Swami RIP.
__________________
This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends,only permanent interests. - Some Firang
Reply With Quote
  #3052  
Old May 23rd, 2018, 09:14 AM
Sane Less's Avatar
Sane Less Sane Less is offline
Dead On Arrival is back
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 17,453
Sane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Petrol went up by Rs. 7 in the US... just overnight, yesterday. Not a peep from anyone. It goes up by Rs. 1 in India... and the whole country is in turmoil
__________________
-----------------------------------------------

"Hinduism brought a multitude of religions under one roof and survived for eons. Christianity and other religions will need to do the same or perish." - saneless
Reply With Quote
  #3053  
Old May 23rd, 2018, 09:47 AM
raniraja's Avatar
raniraja raniraja is offline
The Y A W N E S T zzzz
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Surat
Posts: 9,847
raniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgars View Post
^^ It is the same old regurgitated stuff. If Petrol taxes are lower, the delhi wallas wont be able to breathe. Let me pull up some arguments i was having with Swami RIP.
Nah, now Delhi is getting BS VI petrol, the cleanest in the world. Let the government lower the taxes as much as they want

Govt. can reduce petrol price by ₹25 a litre: Chidambaram

http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...le23965840.ece
__________________
Nietzsche (1887) : God is dead
God (1900) : Nietzsche is dead
-----------------------------------------
I will not be hurried and I will not be bullied

Reply With Quote
  #3054  
Old May 23rd, 2018, 09:48 AM
raniraja's Avatar
raniraja raniraja is offline
The Y A W N E S T zzzz
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Surat
Posts: 9,847
raniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sane Less View Post
Petrol went up by Rs. 7 in the US... just overnight, yesterday. Not a peep from anyone. It goes up by Rs. 1 in India... and the whole country is in turmoil
Oh yeah, I heard that it is nearing (or has crossed) $3
__________________
Nietzsche (1887) : God is dead
God (1900) : Nietzsche is dead
-----------------------------------------
I will not be hurried and I will not be bullied

Reply With Quote
  #3055  
Old May 23rd, 2018, 10:51 AM
sgars's Avatar
sgars sgars is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mid West
Posts: 8,473
sgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by raniraja View Post
Oh yeah, I heard that it is nearing (or has crossed) $3
And how much is it in Australia?
__________________
This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends,only permanent interests. - Some Firang
Reply With Quote
  #3056  
Old May 23rd, 2018, 08:24 PM
sarv_shaktimaan's Avatar
sarv_shaktimaan sarv_shaktimaan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: satva aasmaan
Posts: 16,006
sarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by raniraja View Post
Oh yeah, I heard that it is nearing (or has crossed) $3
Crosses 3 bucks every summer especially long weekends when 20-30% of US is on the roads driving 10-15 hours for vacation
Reply With Quote
  #3057  
Old May 25th, 2018, 07:11 AM
sarv_shaktimaan's Avatar
sarv_shaktimaan sarv_shaktimaan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: satva aasmaan
Posts: 16,006
sarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

I went to a dinner at some desi's place last weekend, they had invited another family. So the 2 guys talked IPL and watched highlights most of the time we were there.

Even their under 10 desi boys born in US know each player and team and everything, they took a day off school to watch IPL games last thursday cheering for Mumbai team.. I'm like

I said if America took to cricket, their boys would be a great fit.. the guy goes they do have a cricket team in US.

Does anybody watch anymore? Or it is only me?
Reply With Quote
  #3058  
Old May 25th, 2018, 08:58 AM
Napolean Napolean is offline
Senior eCharchan
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 9,010
Napolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond reputeNapolean has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarv_shaktimaan View Post
I went to a dinner at some desi's place last weekend, they had invited another family. So the 2 guys talked IPL and watched highlights most of the time we were there.

Even their under 10 desi boys born in US know each player and team and everything, they took a day off school to watch IPL games last thursday cheering for Mumbai team.. I'm like

I said if America took to cricket, their boys would be a great fit.. the guy goes they do have a cricket team in US.

Does anybody watch anymore? Or it is only me?
You mean does anyone watch IPL? I do. Good entertainment.
Reply With Quote
  #3059  
Old May 25th, 2018, 09:08 AM
Sane Less's Avatar
Sane Less Sane Less is offline
Dead On Arrival is back
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 17,453
Sane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarv_shaktimaan View Post
...
Does anybody watch anymore? Or it is only me?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Napolean View Post
You mean does anyone watch IPL? I do. Good entertainment.
Or do you mean does anybody not watch anymore? Then I don't. No time.
__________________
-----------------------------------------------

"Hinduism brought a multitude of religions under one roof and survived for eons. Christianity and other religions will need to do the same or perish." - saneless
Reply With Quote
  #3060  
Old May 25th, 2018, 10:33 AM
raniraja's Avatar
raniraja raniraja is offline
The Y A W N E S T zzzz
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Surat
Posts: 9,847
raniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond reputeraniraja has a reputation beyond repute
Re: So, what's up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarv_shaktimaan View Post
Crosses 3 bucks every summer especially long weekends when 20-30% of US is on the roads driving 10-15 hours for vacation
Not many travel by road in the summer season here, but the prices have gone up now for 11th consecutive day.

And the interest rate for PF have been brought down to their lowest in years
__________________
Nietzsche (1887) : God is dead
God (1900) : Nietzsche is dead
-----------------------------------------
I will not be hurried and I will not be bullied

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
anything goes


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Site Copyright © eCharcha.Com 2000-2012.