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Biz consultant in Hydrogen/Clean Energy. Interests - Politics, Defence, Economy, Strategy. Issue focused. Wacky good sense of humor. Instagram rvasisht. 9th Ap
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May 28, 2022 12 tweets 5 min read
Reading about the non stop commentary about @Tesla & #India by @elonmusk i share the following.
Given that the Tesla is an expensive electric car i understand why they want to first sell before local manufacture.
However in the same breath when they talk of manufacturing in #Indonesia i would also give the cold shoulder to these requests. Is the argument that Indonesia is a huge local market for expensive Tesla cars or that it will be a export hub? If the latter then why not India to manufacture? Exports don't entail any taxes including for imports.
May 27, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
The key points to note in this brilliant article by @dharmadispatch in @Openthemag are given in the pictures below. The biggest mystery for me is when you look at 1947 even though a #Nehru could have been sympathetic to the #Muslim cause given the #partition where was the need to glorify the invaders, the most brutal barbaric rulers of the Mughal period & make them the heroes & representatives of Indian muslims? For someone who claimed to be secular & fighting for united India the #Nehru ecosystem could have found so many other heroes to represent the
May 26, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
A interesting article by @editoremacb which bears reading esp after the #Texas shooting incident or #TexasMassacre as it can be called. My limited view as a outsider & based on many visits to the #USA & visiting #GunStores out of curiosity is this.

forbes.com/sites/elizabet… The kind of guns, range, sophistication that you can see in a store is humongous & mind boggling. At the cost of a slight exaggeration the chief of a small country's armed forces can actually really in to one of these stores & equip his forces fully with everything except maybe
Oct 23, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
That there are so many of the old ecosystem who hate #NarendraModi is known. But let's dig deeper to understand their hate more. 1) Is it that there's no corruption? No, India still has corruption but corruption is not the one & only objective like before. Today projects must get implemented, progress shown, work done which is a new expectation 2) Is it there is greater or lesser caste/religion divide? No, it's as it always was before. Today there's parity being brought in with equal emphasis on minority community to progress & develop. The ghetto
Oct 23, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
90-92 period, Yashwant Sinha was FM & Tejinder Khanna handling import/exports. The IAF in Hyderabad was losing crores in engine damage due to bird hits becoz of many abattoirs there. DANIDA offered to donate a abattoir waste processing plant worth over 10 crores free of cost to the Hyderbad municipal corporation. DANIDA would also fund free training of their team to work on this sophisticated plant in Denmark. IAF contributed 1 lakh as a token contribution. The HMC gave the land/building free. The above 2 gents insisted that import duty at 130% must be
Oct 22, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Any celeb who thinks that only one faith system - #Hinduism - needs change, modernisation, reformation, however right they maybe will only attract negative publicity & create a deeper divide in #India. If they fight & talk of the weaknesses in other faith systems ALSO they gain credibility. However the fact which nobody will dare to mention is that the slightest criticism of other faiths will attract such instant retribution that these celebs get crucified literally. Their fear is so real the only faith they can preach about is #Hinduism. Even this
Oct 22, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Folks like @INCIndia @rssurjewala @RahulGandhi @ShashiTharoor @JhaSanjay need to read this to learn how to connect with people - by CO-OPTING them as a part of your efforts. A leader is supposed to inspire confidence & positivity esp when facing challenges. Cong with its churlish immature responses to the achievement by INDIA - REPEAT INDIA - by making it an attack on Modi due to their hate end up looking as usual looking like they hate India. 19 years since they initiated the harebrained communication strategy of anti Modi = anti Gujarat = anti India &
Oct 9, 2021 12 tweets 21 min read
As @airindiain comes home to family @TataCompanies I was reminded of this brilliant advertising booklet that the airline used to give out to passengers when the world was normal, people could laugh at themselves & unlike today not take offence & outrage at the slightest imagined insult or slight. Today these 2 booklets would have led to riots inside parliament & someone like even #JRDTata termed as anti-national, being asked to leave the country, heads would have rolled. But back then we were humans with the ability to laugh at the incongruous not idiots
Oct 9, 2021 4 tweets 5 min read
A brief history of #AirIndia
1) #JRDTata creates a airline that has 30% market share & had one of the highest best in class reputation globally
2) #Nehru derails it by nationalisation
3) #Morarji kicks out JRD Tata & sending it diving down
4) #RajivGandhi thinks #RatanTata will avoid crash landing & makes him chairman. Later #AnandMahindra is made chairman. Nothing helps becoz both have no control
5) #UPA/#SoniaGandhi/#PrafulPatel/#MMS decide crash landing inevitable & they encash on it by spending 11 billion $.
6) To soften crash landing they further
Sep 26, 2021 6 tweets 5 min read
For all the apparent bonhomie during the #ModiInAmerica visit the following stand out. 1) As critics gleefully pointed out #kamlaHarris tweeted the visit very late 2) #Modi did not wear a suit even once & only Indian ethnic dress 3) #NarendraModi refused to speak in English even in the meeting with #JoeBiden using a interpreter 4) A hug was rejected & limited to holding hands 5) #Hindi, #Sanskrit, #IndianCulture, #INDIA INDIA INDIA at every stage with a determined espousal as the Mother of all #democracies, #Vaccine, #Chanakya, #DeenDayalUpadhyaya he
Sep 24, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Nandini even as of September 2021 we as a nation refuse to learn that respect comes from putting your flag on the ground (IP), documentation to demonstrate facts & good marketing in how you communicate. We still depend on emotional jingoism to say that Sun rises in the East. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ Let's take the astronomy observatory jantar mantar in Jaipur or Delhi. Except chest thumping which nobody appreciates we can do a million things to market it, educate folks & make it a "tourist" attraction par excellence. Look at temples constructed with unique features. We don't
Aug 3, 2021 6 tweets 11 min read
Inspired by @MonicaK2511 to share photos taken my ME, God has been so wonderful to me that my work has taken me to so many places & I share some pictures from my travels. Maybe I will add to this like a series but this is just a beginning. #Amritsar #Dhaka #Dublin #Mysore To these I add #Holland #Qatar #Norway and #California There many pictures but these are just a few, representative...
Jun 24, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Are genius mentally unique or unhinged? Are justice systems globally illogical at times or is there is a warped logic to have such systems? To all intent @officialmcafee was a genius, eccentric maybe, even paranoid but THAT is not the issue here. The tax

in.yahoo.com/finance/spanis… claim as per reports was around $ 4.2 Mil or just about ₹ 32 Cr. Having sold his company #McAfee for $ 7.6 Bil this was loose change to pay up. But the demand was that these were criminal in nature - legally yes - & attracted 30 yrs in Jail. Unless there are reasons we don't
Jun 24, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
Recently #SunilMittal of #Airtel was ruing the possibility that India may end up with just 2 mobile operators from a dozen earlier. Forget the govt scam, he needs to remember that each of them contributed to this situation with idiotic policies. Let me share for his education. In the beginning we customers could connect to whichever operator had good network in a place by paying a higher roaming/interconnection charge. This meant that everybody did not have to invest in infra everywhere & instead could have invested the money to expand coverage, speed
Jun 23, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
A very timely & sobering warning if one may call it that. My 2 paisa. Rest of India from long has been worked up about #JammuKashmir but they were the silent majority who knew their voice didn't count. The BJP-PDP alliance IMV was a brilliant strategy becoz unless one is inside you learn nothing. BJP had zero connect from a administrative PoV. Likely they used this to learn & plan better. The LoC as a international border seems the only logical solution IMV. I have often said here, that any solution on #Kashmir that is not led/includes @BJP4India will
May 30, 2021 15 tweets 5 min read
Here are a few uncomfortable truths. From 1947 to 2021 (except 75-77) India has been as free or unfree a democracy as you chose to label it. NOTHING has changed. So all of you out there put a lid on your lips & if you want to lecture India about democracy, freedom etc please 1st read the threads by the brilliant scientist @ARanganathan72 & if you find his facts too hard to stomach search for the number of books banned, leaders jailed, riots etc with the help of Dr Google & you will find answers. So what has changed that post 2014 you hear these cries?
May 30, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
When you consider the fact that NGOs like @peta @PetaIndia actually filed cases in the court's to not just tarnish the brand & image of a org like @Amul_Coop which is OWNED BY FARMERS, NOT CORPORATES THAT FUND SUCH NGOs it's clear that there is a systematic organized attempt by such NGOs to sabotage the Indian economy, create social unrest & do whatever it takes to bring down the govt. Amul takes care of the animals a million times better than such NGOs & a factual joke since 1985 is that these animals get better healthcare than humans. Such kind of
May 29, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Just imagine the arrogance of #PETA that they are actually demanding that Indian #Dairy industry be shut down ? Have these people travelled across Europe & other countries to see how many cows are there? This is nothing but a deliberate attempt to sabotage the Indian economy, create social disharmony & angst. This is a part of the #CreateUnrest strategy till the 2024 elections get over. I said this here before & say again - the 2024 election strategy playbook/ #Toolkit is ready - keep the country on boil with one thing or other creating stress across
May 29, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
In this @SandipGhose is bang on by pointing out that YES India Inc did falter & took their eyes off the ball. Almost everything that the writer says it's very valid. However I think it also needs some wider introspection - not to defend India Inc - but to

thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/did-in… better appreciate the challenges. 1) India geographically has so little space that the so called social distancing is a non implementable idea not becoz a factory or office can't do it but becoz unless society can do it, anything else done within a private space is a cruel joke
Jan 16, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
As one follows the journey of #COVID19 #CovidVaccine & the speeches of #NarendraModi & see the reaction of majority of citizens who have no time to play political games you realise why the man is hated so much esp by the intellectual upper class of society. He is their biggest THREAT to what was an ecosystem for 70yrs where a billion citizens were living in a democratic monarchy thinking they had a stake in it. They were just subjects who were given largesse, patronage & looked up to the kings & queens who ruled & owned this country India. One man is
Jan 3, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
THEY for 6yrs 1) Tried to engineer riots & failed 2) Hoped that the Pak provocation would go unchallenged, didn't happen 3) Hoped the response will trigger a massive counter response, didn't happen 4) Hoped the Chinese incursion in #Doklam would give a bloody nose, didn't happen 5) Hoped that #COVID19 would result in mass deaths, didn't happen 6) Hoped that #shaheenbagh would trigger violence & bad press, didn't happen 7) Hoped that a #Covid19vaccine in India would not be created or available, not happening 8) Hoped for terrorist attacks, didn't happen