Monday, March 28, 2005

National Shame.

It is now a matter of national shame,
That a person of the constitution, so goes the claim,

Didn't get a US visa, diplomatic or touristic,
Why, even his long-standing one now doesn't clic.

National shame it is, because the dead are long gone,
The common man can starve, go thirsty, remain illiterate, be trampled upon.

But the visa would bring them hope, a shine in their eyes, improve their dreary lot,
We must protest the denial, fight this injustice with all the strength we've got.

For, India must shine, this way or that.
Fact can be made fiction and fiction turned into fact.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Hail the ADC!

It seems that the ADC has taken a life of its own. The TRAI and the DOT are now beholden to it; consumer interest be damned.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Strip searching the Defence Minister is fine, but you cannot deny a visa to the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

The strip search at a US airport of George Fernandes, the then Defence Minister of India drew no comments from the likes of L K Advani. But, the visa denial to Modi has the BJP chief breathing fire and brimstone.

The TRAI acts in consumer interest!

Or, does it? Depends on your definition of consumer.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Govt warns broadband dupers.

The government wakes up but the TRAI is still sleeping. What a strange regulator!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Life after MTNL ADSL broadband.

Getting and maintaining MTNL ADSL broadband connection is a bit of a D-I-Y effort. The so-called 'Helpdesk' is hardly a helpdesk. If you don't know more than normal about computers you are going to face problems. Not that other service providers are any better! I've tried the '115 kbps' Reliance service also.

However, speeds are pretty okay with MTNL broadband. On the whole, I would give it a 50-50 at the moment.

Of the Gandhis, by the Gandhis, for the Gandhis.

Don't we have anybody else in a billion plus people to name the new Hyderabad airport after?