Indian Economy – What next

first_imgThere is no question in anyone’s mind that the Indian Economy is struggling as evident from various available data. The question which everyone has in mind is when will the recovery start. Related to this question is whether the economy has seen the bottom or something more is left.My take on the above question is, one more quarter of negative news is expected and then the recovery will start. The reasons why I hold this view are:1.       Base effect will start and data will start showing a positive trend. This is an important factor, more psychologically than anything else. Once people start seeing positive trends, they will start spending (which they have been holding back given all the negativity). Number (data) is a very powerful tool and changes the way people think. Once the spending starts, aggregate demand in the economy will increase setting the path for recovery.2.       The steps taken by the government will start having a positive effect (there is always a lag effect).3.       Disruptions caused by demonetisation and GST will play out by that time.4.        Government hopefully will come out with some more big bang reforms especially on labour and land front which will give momentum to the growth.I am quite convinced the next growth cycle will be more pronounced and steep.last_img read more

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Coming to Brooklyn

first_imgFor the first time in nearly ten years, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing a show in New York. RHCP drummer Chad Smith joined WFAN morning hosts Boomer Esaison and Craig Carton to announce that the band will be headlining WFAN’s Big Hello To Brooklyn, the final installation in the three night event called “Kickoff In Brooklyn,” as hosted by the Barclays Center. The event, which includes a championship boxing match on January 30, a Nets-Thunder basketball game on the 31st, and the Big Hello To Brooklyn concert on February 1st, is scheduled as an exciting lead-in to this year’s Superbowl XLVII, which will be held at the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, NJ.In addition to the headlining Red Hot Chili Peppers,  New Politics, MS MR, J Roddy Walston & the Business, and Basic Vacation will be performing at the Big Hello to Brooklyn as well. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, December 20th at 10 AM (ET), so don’t miss out!The Red Hot Chili Peppers have recently taken to the festival circuit, with headlining appearances at Coachella and Outside Lands in 2013. The band is also slated to perform at a number of festivals in 2014, including Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Chile.RHCP always puts on a great show, and Barclays Center is an excellent venue for live music. So what are you waiting for?!-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

New Development Center to Improve Satellite Sensing and Communication Technologies

first_imgRF payload components are important for all space missions. In fact, one or more RF subsystems are embedded in every spacecraft Lockheed Martin produces. Using its partnerships with suppliers and research universities, the center will develop a variety of technologies commonly incorporated in RF payloads, such as antennas, arrays and transmitters for the full spectrum of bandwidth. A new development center at the Lockheed Martin facility in Denver, will advance satellite sensing and communication technologies known as Radio Frequency (RF) payloads. The RF Payload Center of Excellence will focus on developing reconfigurable payloads and advancing satellite systems that many already rely on, for high-def television broadcasts to GPS transmissions and secure government communications. The new facility reduces cost and accelerates development by uniting researchers, manufacturers and analysts at one location. Bringing people together improves schedule, reduces transportation costs and enhances collaboration between related teams.The RF Payload Center of Excellence will reinvent the process of payload development through advanced technology research and streamlined manufacturing. Lockheed Martin’s Digital Tapestry uses the same set of digital information to interweave virtual design, 3-D printing and automated assembly, test and inspection. This digital approach maximizes common products, cuts cost and cycle times, and it mirrors the payload strategy of the Optical Payload Center of Excellence, which opened earlier this year. The facility co-locates the majority of payload development, production and testing, a first for Lockheed Martin. The center serves as the hub for a network of experts in industry and academia focused on the future of RF technology. Lockheed Martin has shaped this technology arena for more than 50 years, producing over 170 payloads.last_img read more