Friday, June 24, 2005

MTNL's web based customer care portal

Tried out MTNL's Customer Care portal. It seems to be an effort to get people to buy into MTNL's Digital Certificate services. Nothing works. I logged in as "a non-digital certificate user" and got nowhere.

When I wanted to register an Excess Metering Complaint, I got this message:
"This facility is available for class 2/3 Digital Certificate users only. Please contact MTNL TrustLine for further information on Digital Certificates or go to the nearest Sanchar Haat."
For anything else, there is only one message:
Finally, it works only with Internet Explorer. So, all you Firefox types, it's a no go for you.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

What? Now an IT Park named after RajivGandhi?!

The Congress Member of Parliament from Chandigarh, Pawan Kumar Bansal wants an IT Park coming up near Chandigarh to be named after Rajiv Gandhi. Nothing surprising.

This is what I have written to Gen S F Rodrigues (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, Chandigarh Administrator:
"A recent report in national dailies stated that Congress Member of Parliament from Chandigarh, Pawan Kumar Bansal, has urged the Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator, S. F. Rodrigues, to name the upcoming IT Park at Kishangarh here after the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

May I humbly submit that we have a plethora of parks, stadia, road, buildings, bhawans, etc., named after Shri Rajiv Gandhi. No disrespect to him but this country has produced other eminent citizens who have blazed trails in their own fields.

Why not name the upcoming IT Park after Vinod Dham, an Indian who was involved in the design of the ubiquitous Intel microchips?

It's time governments realised that there are other people too who are as deserving, if not more, than political leaders."
Will anything change? Nothing.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Why spoil the Reliance party with a probe?

All is well that ends well in the Reliance family. And, uncle Chidambaram is only too happy to help.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

So, should this Commission's report be rubbished too?

Justice Phukan's trip across India was termed as a bribe. What about the Judge probing into the Godhra affair for Lalu Yadav? He's going on a foreign tour to study ‘‘overcrowding’’ and ‘‘ticketless travel’’. Fair enough. But, in Europe?