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Has there ever been an engineering firm who caused a disaster like the Hyatt regency walkway collapse and is still around? by excelplshelp in AskEngineers

[–]unknown2895 77 points78 points  (0 children)

Union carbide was responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy in India where a methyl Isocyanate leak caused deaths of more than 4000 people and caused injury to about 500000 injuries out of which about 3000 were disabling. Union carbide limited sold its stake in its Indian subsidiary that operated the plant to a cell manufacturing company called everyready while the company itself was bought by Dow Chemicals.

And yes, everready cells are one of most popular AA or AAA cells sold in India.

Should mention the 7 people went to jail but the ceo walked scot free

Recent grad looking for a job but i feel like i'm being too picky...? by thehollywoodbasement in engineering

[–]unknown2895 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am in India so advice may be useless to you. But there is a site called angelist which is the LinkedIn for startups. Every job there is from startups and you can directly apply from there.

https://angel.co/jobs

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we as a society, collectively refused to attend grand and expensive weddings? by the_confused_adult in india

[–]unknown2895 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

You don't get it do you? If the whole society can't stop doing something that is universally frowned upon what makes you think it will stop doing something most people actually love?

On top of that, your solution assumes that "society" is some monolith that can just make a decision and solve problems without any stimulus. Can you point out any problem that was solved because the society just stopped doing it on its own?

I should mention that ostentatious marriages happen regardless of society's opinion on women.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we as a society, collectively refused to attend grand and expensive weddings? by the_confused_adult in india

[–]unknown2895 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we as a society, collectively refused to murder anyone?

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we as a society, collectively refused to commit any crime?

What do you guys think? Would this work?

Recent grad looking for a job but i feel like i'm being too picky...? by thehollywoodbasement in engineering

[–]unknown2895 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am in a similar position too which is why I am applying to startups as you are required to do many things at once. Although, I don't think I would be getting a job because I have an interview in half an hour and here I am giving dumb advice to strangers.

TBh, I don't see anything wrong with being too picky. But I can definitely feel your pain as all my friends have jobs lying for them after graduation while I have nothing. It's pretty scary and pressure and anxiety make life harder.

(Serious) Should I ( A 'stupid' 'failure' 'you cant do anything in life') immigrate to Canada? I am intelligent but not clever enough to survive in india as I think or what my cousins think. by ANerdVirginShh in india

[–]unknown2895 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There are CS kids in my college that are getting 18LPA to 34 LPA packages from companies like Uber, goldman etc I fail to see how going to canada would be better.

Do we have any kind of a early warning system? by we2ours2 in india

[–]unknown2895 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We do have a Tsunami warning system that we even offered to share with other countries. "However, because of limited data on the historical occurrence of tsunamis, scientists at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) have developed a technique that uses mathematical modelling to estimate if an earthquake, in India’s oceanic neighbourhood, will result in a tsunami.

The system is also designed to send out a series of graded warnings to warn officials of danger. “There are also sensors lodged on the ocean floor that will measure actual earthquake signals and based on that we can revise our warnings,” said Satheesh Shenoi, Director, INCOIS, “we’ve expanded our modelling capabilities to include countries in the South China sea and so it can be useful to them too.”" http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/India-offers-tsunami-alert-system-to-SCS-countries/article16790684.ece

(Serious) Should I ( A 'stupid' 'failure' 'you cant do anything in life') immigrate to Canada? I am intelligent but not clever enough to survive in india as I think or what my cousins think. by ANerdVirginShh in india

[–]unknown2895 9 points10 points  (0 children)

If you are a failure here, you are not gonna magically become successful there considering you would be competing with talented and successful immigrants and locals. Although, you need to give more info as to why you think you can't survive considering it's much easier to be mediocre here than it is in canada

What is the best advice you've ever received in your life? by wittygitty in india

[–]unknown2895 53 points54 points  (0 children)

From a book called "The hard thing about hard things " by Ben Horowitz. It's a book on startups and it has this great advice about startups that I think applies to other things too

" There are no silver bullets, only lead ones" What he is saying is there is often no "ram baant" solution to our problems but we just have to go through it with more hardwork and grit.

Another one is from Jim carrey

"My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn't believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice," Carrey said. "Instead he got a safe job as an accountant."

All of that fell apart, the actor said, when his dad lost his job and the family fell on hard times.

"I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love," he said.

What if government gives Rs 30000 per annum to the poorest 100 million households of India. by bikbar in india

[–]unknown2895 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Actually, Indian government is already planning to do so and has working on it. And you won't believe the key element in this: " Implementing a UBI would be easier in India in one important way: getting the money to recipients. Well over 1bn Indians now have biometric identification cards, known as Aadhaar. The system can handle money, usually by diverting incoming payments to a bank account linked to an Aadhar number." Here's the link to the whole article on the economist: https://www.economist.com/news/finance-economics/21716025-india-taking-idea-universal-basic-income-seriously-if-not

Is there anyone here who is working/interning in an electric vehicle startup? by unknown2895 in IndiaNonPolitical

[–]unknown2895[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am looking at battery tech and vehicle dynamics.I am final year MechE student have worked with SAE team and currently working on electric scooter

Is there anyone here who is working/interning in an electric vehicle startup? by unknown2895 in IndiaNonPolitical

[–]unknown2895[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mahindra? Well I am looking for an internship in one of these companies. Did you guys work with Li-ion or Lead acid? Did you guys bought everything from OEMs or designed them in-house?

Is there anyone here who is working/interning in an electric vehicle startup? by unknown2895 in india

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Want to know their experiences as I am looking for an internship in one of them