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Manifesto of the Swarna Bharat Party



My Times of India articles | My Times of India blog and planned articles


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MY BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS

Breaking Free of Nehru

 


Discovery of Freedom


Seeing the Invisible: A book on economics for children


Why the IAS must pack up and go


A Free Speech Manifesto


Hindu Capitalism


Scientific Hinduism Book 1: The role of meat in a healthy diet


Scientific Hinduism Book 2: Brahminical (caste) Hinduism: a system of institutionalised oppression


Gandhi, a Marxian Luddite


The Truth About Modi


Modi’s Lies to the SIT


Modi’s criminal spying on Mansi Soni


Angrezon Ke Pille (RSS)


Into India or Out of India? Did Rig Vedic gods and Sanskrit come to India or go out of India?


The Truth about Ramdev


Arvind Kejriwal is a socialist


Arvind Kejriwal’s Swaraj – with critical annotations in blue


Islam’s war on liberty: Not just a clash, but a war of civilisations


Cost Benefit Analysis and Freedom


Notes on Innovation


The Glorious Abundance and Creativity of the Robotic Age


Dangers of Proportional Representation in India


Notes on IQ, race, dignity and liberty


The Net Benefit of CO2

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Electric cars are twice as expensive to own and maintain than ordinary cars

From Electric cars — a value assessment

“RAC WA have looked at the total operating costs of different electric and fuel-powered vehicles over a five-year period assuming 12,000km driven per year. They found that it is still cheaper to operate a Holden Commodore or Toyota Camry over a five-year period compared to a Tesla or a lower-cost BMW i3. Although the operating costs are much lower for the electric versus fuel-powered, the sting in the tail comes in the holding costs, namely depreciation and interest. The depreciation percentage on electric cars may be less than petrol-powered, but given the higher purchase cost, this equates to holding costs that are almost three times higher compared to fuel-powered equivalents over a five-year period. RAC WA found that when factoring every cost relating to a car, the four-cylinder Toyota Camry came in at an average weekly cost of $194, while the V6 Holden Commodore came in at $236 a week.”

Couple of things to note – Even ordinary cars cost quite a bit – which is something most people forget. Even a really cheap second hand car can cost well over $100 per week to own and maintain.

 

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fixing garbled characters on wordpress

I was trying to get the garbled characters fixed by using “utf-8” or utf8 but it turns out that “latin1” fixed it.

define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘latin1’);

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