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What do people from the other BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa) think of India?

What do people from the other BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa) think of India? by Hang Young

Answer by Hang Young:

I am from China, one of BRICS. Here is what I think of India.

  • Everybody speaks English, but the accent is really hard to understand.

It is nothing about India’s English is good or not.

Chinese language is much different from English. This is why it is hard to learn a language like English but easier to learn Japanese. So, for a Chinese , no matter how tinny different from text book, it will be huge challenge.

  • Most people are vegetarian, I know it is a misconception, but compare to Chinese, it is much much more people who are vegetarian .

Vegetarian is the person who doesn’t eat beef, mutton, chicken or any meat.

How about we extend the concept of vegetarian, people don’t eat beef, don’t eat mutton, don’teat pork, but chicken, or fishes.

  • Most Chinese people are non-vegetarian but, I wonder why Indians are taller and bigger than Chinese?
  • Flourishing movie industry. I have watched 4 movies of this talented actor.

❤ idiots> <PK> <Taare Zameen Par> <Ghajini>

  • Bad public traffic system.
  • Because of one child policy in China, the families are small, unlike the big families of India.
  • I have watched several Indian movies. They are all 2 to 3 hours long. Most Chinese or Hollywood movies 1 or 2 hour long.
  • India has a bright future. The GDP growth rate is quite fast.
  • Many American corporations put call centres in India.

( There is a competitor show up, Philippines. )

This will never happen in China. Speaking English is really tough thing for Chinese.

Here is a joke.

HR: How many language do you know ?

A : Chinese, Java, PHP, Python, C++, etc….

B: English.

English is not a basic living skill in China, it is one of most talented skill for a employee.

  • Indians smile and laugh a lot. No matter how much pressure they have, you can not see it on their face. They are happy almost all the time.
  • Traditional clothes are still very popular. The Prime minister always wears traditional clothes when he goes to other countries. It is a nice way to promote Indian culture.
  • Incredibly colorful. Beautiful as a painting. I don’t know which festival this is. Indians are keen on conserving their culture. (In China, people lack the enthusiasm to celebrate most festivals)

There are a lot of things I’ve left out. I will add more next time.

These stereotypes may not be right, please spare me if I’ve written anything wrong.

I have no intentions of offending anyone.

Even though India and China are neighbouring countries, India is still a mystery for most of the Chinese population.

If there are some mistakes in my post, please correct them. Don’t hesitate.

Thanks for reading.

What do people from the other BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa) think of India?

Career Advice: What is the reason many engineering students can’t get jobs in India?

Career Advice: What is the reason many engineering students can't get jobs in India? by @kaushikPTBN

Answer by Shyam Kaushik:

My answer is focused on core branches like Mechanical, Electrical, Civil etc.

  1. Quality Factor
    Except some IITs, NITs and some other private colleges, none of the engineering colleges of India is producing quality engineers.

    There are many factors responsible for low quality. Some of them are:

    • Way of Learning/Teaching
    It’s all about Rattafication, CGPA, Class Copy. It’s not about Research, Projects, Entrepreneurship, etc.
    • Lack of support from professors
    If any student wants to do something different from the curriculum, there is a lack of support from the professors.
    • Lack of Infrastructure
    Labs, Fund, etc. are not available.
    • HR Recruitment Process
    During placement-drive, HRs are looking for CGPA (except few companies), not on what you have learnt and what you have done in four years of your engineering.

  2. Ratio of Number of Engineering graduates each year and Number of jobs available
    After 12th, everyone is opting or forced to choose engineering.
    Kota registers its 30th student suicide, numbs district administration – Times of India
    Guys, there are a lot of other better options.
  3. Automation Factor
    Automation affected a lot of job opportunity and will affect more in future
    Looming threat! Automation threatens 69 per cent jobs in India, says World Bank – The Economic Times
  4. Government Attitude (quality v/s quantity)
    Our Ministry of HRD is busy with opening new IITs, NITs, IIITs, AIIMS, etc. instead of focusing on improving current system/scenario of education in existing engineering institutes.
  5. Students Attitude
    We students are also responsible. We are focusing on Rattafication, CGPA and getting a job and not focusing on Research, Projects, Entrepreneurship, Higher Studies, etc. But, I believe we students are a victim of this system.

I request Indian Students not to opt engineering to get a job and if you are interested then make sure join some good institution.

I ask Indian Parent not to force your student to join engineering. It’s not all about the job. Even we are not getting jobs.

Thanks Ravishankar Joshi for edits.

Career Advice: What is the reason many engineering students can't get jobs in India?

What are the coolest inventions that exist today?

What are the coolest inventions that exist today? by Rajnish Singh

Answer by Rajnish Singh:

Let me introduce you to a super-cool, less known invention from 400 BC.

The Pythagoras Cup!

The story goes like this. Pythagoras, who is famous for his work on right angled triangles, used to serve wine to his students in this cup. This cup used to ensure that all of them get the same amount of wine and if somebody was greedy and tried to fill more wine in the cup, that student used to get his comeuppance and all the wine from his cup used to fall from the bottom of the cup. Amazing, isn’t it?

This is how it works.
The cup looks something like this. A rod sort of thing protrudes from the base of the cup which is supposed to give the height till which the cup should be filled but it serves a greater purpose as we’ll see.

The cross section of the cup looks something like this.

So, when the level of wine is below the topmost point of the rod, your wine is safe. But as soon as the level of wine crosses the topmost point of the rod, this happens.

Why this happens! It follows from a very simple proof using Bernoulli theorem. You can correlate it with daily life situations in which the water keeps flowing through the pipe if the exit point is lower than the entrance point once the channel is established even though it has to go up once to follow through the channel.

Simple yet epic! 🙂

Image source: Google! (Ob! Y u do dis, Quora)

You may find this interesting as well. 🙂 Rajnish Singh's answer to What scientific facts would the average person find to be the most surprising or amazing?

What are the coolest inventions that exist today?

Does India have answers to defend against Pakistan’s F-16?

Does India have answers to defend against Pakistan's F-16? by Nadia Nongzai

Answer by Nadia Nongzai:

Pakistan has about 70 – 80 of these.

About a dozen new built F 16 Block 50/52. The rest are Mid Life Upgraded (MLU) air frames. It’s Performance specks are something like these :

Performance

  • Maximum speed:
    At sea level: Mach 1.2 (915 mph, 1,470 km/h)At altitude: Mach 2(1,320 mph, 2,120 km/h) clean configuration
  • Combat radius: 340 mi (295 nmi, 550 km) on a hi-lo-hi mission with four 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs
  • Ferry range: 2,280 nmi (2,620 mi, 4,220 km) with drop tanks
  • Service ceiling: 50,000+ (15,240+ m)
  • Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 88.3 lb/ft² (431 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.095 (1.24 with loaded weight & 50% internal fuel)
  • Maximum g-load: +9.0 g

To defend against these, India has these :

  1. About 50 Dassault Mirage 2000

Performance Specs :

Maximum speed: Mach 2.2 (2,336 km/h, 1,451 mph) at high altitude/ 1,110 km/h (690 mph) at low altitude

2. About 60 – 70 of Mikoyan MiG-29 UPG

Performance

3 Low altitude Surface to Air Missiles SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby)

The SPYDER systems were delivered starting in 2012. Six SPYDER-MRs along with 300 Python-5 surface to air missiles (SAMs) and 300 Derby SAMs were delivered by 2013.

4. Medium Altitude SAM Akash (missile)

5: Long Range SAM S-125 Neva/Pechora guided by Radars and other subsystems from the S-300 (missile) like the PSM-33 Mk.2 Radar and the ST-68 ‘Tin Shield’ Radar

6: AA Guns

7: An assortment of MANPADS.

We do not even have to use the Su 30 MKI.

So, gentleman, your F 16 is as dead as a Roast Turkey on Thanks Giving.

Does India have answers to defend against Pakistan's F-16?

Do you think Google Allo can compete with WhatsApp?

Do you think Google Allo can compete with WhatsApp? by @ssaig

Answer by Siddharth Sai:

Sorry to write a different answer here that doesn't include new stickers.

Google is not aiming at whatsapp. Their biggest challenge is to come close to iMessage (which is an SMS/messenger app on every Apple device including the mac). iMessage is bundled along with Every apple device. Google is trying the same with Allo and Duo (Duo is trying to dominate against FaceTime). On Oct 4th Allo and Duo will be pre installed on the new Google Phone.

What people fail to understand is the war is between Google and Apple. People are shifting from desktop to a mobile platform close to the speed of light (a little exaggerated).

The real war is for our data.

How do these apps add revenue to the parent companies without ads? Ever thought about that? It's the data we share. What we talk with our friends. The movies we watch. Our likes and dislikes. That's super valuable to them.

Snowden just tweeted it perfectly a few days back: Snowden on Google Allo: 'Don't use it'

Before Allo was launched it promised end to end encryption like whatsapp but then later withdrew that saying their prediction algorithm needs data.

All your data will be used. That's irrespective of what messenger you use.

We live in an age where we think it's just me texting my friend about random things. Imagine a system capable of collectively taking this data to create a pattern?

Think about it

Thanks for reading this

EDIT: Since a lot of people are interested in this, let me share something most people don’t know about.

Google tracks your location by default if you’re using an Android phone. Okay so what? My location is always on. Think about that again.

Here is a little fun thing to do. Do you remember where all you travelled last Saturday? Well google knows. Go here.

Log in if you aren’t.

Click on Manage Activity

Select the date, day and year and you’re welcome.

A full map of your entire day’s travel when you were online.

Google is capable of this level of tracking. Someone having access to your account can track you any time of the day without any additional software or network hack.

Turn off location in the settings if you’re concerned about this.

Again, thanks for reading.

Do you think Google Allo can compete with WhatsApp?

Do you think Google Allo can compete with WhatsApp?

Do you think Google Allo can compete with WhatsApp? by @ssaig

Answer by Siddharth Sai:

Sorry to write a different answer here that doesn't include new stickers.

Google is not aiming at whatsapp. Their biggest challenge is to come close to iMessage (which is an SMS/messenger app on every Apple device including the mac). iMessage is bundled along with Every apple device. Google is trying the same with Allo and Duo (Duo is trying to dominate against FaceTime). On Oct 4th Allo and Duo will be pre installed on the new Google Phone.

What people fail to understand is the war is between Google and Apple. People are shifting from desktop to a mobile platform close to the speed of light (a little exaggerated).

The real war is for our data.

How do these apps add revenue to the parent companies without ads? Ever thought about that? It's the data we share. What we talk with our friends. The movies we watch. Our likes and dislikes. That's super valuable to them.

Snowden just tweeted it perfectly a few days back: Snowden on Google Allo: 'Don't use it'

Before Allo was launched it promised end to end encryption like whatsapp but then later withdrew that saying their prediction algorithm needs data.

All your data will be used. That's irrespective of what messenger you use.

We live in an age where we think it's just me texting my friend about random things. Imagine a system capable of collectively taking this data to create a pattern?

Think about it

Thanks for reading this

EDIT: Since a lot of people are interested in this, let me share something most people don’t know about.

Google tracks your location by default if you’re using an Android phone. Okay so what? My location is always on. Think about that again.

Here is a little fun thing to do. Do you remember where all you travelled last Saturday? Well google knows. Go here.

Log in if you aren’t.

Click on Manage Activity

Select the date, day and year and you’re welcome.

A full map of your entire day’s travel when you were online.

Google is capable of this level of tracking. Someone having access to your account can track you any time of the day without any additional software or network hack.

Turn off location in the settings if you’re concerned about this.

Again, thanks for reading.

Do you think Google Allo can compete with WhatsApp?