Monday, October 24, 2005

Unhindered access access to Delhi's footpaths and roads.

The Delhi High Court could not have been clearer than this:
"No shop or kiosk is allowed on footpaths, roads and streets which block pedestrians' walk and free traffic movement,'' the Bench emphasised."
The Court has directed the MCD Commissioner to take action against the official concerned.

Perhaps, the Commissioner may now see reason and ask Asian News International to clear the pavement/footpath in front of its office in R K Puram, New Delhi.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Asian News International uses the pavement as parking.

Asian News International has encroached on the pavement outside its office in R K Puram, New Delhi and uses it as parking.

Three letters to the Commissioner, MCD have drawn no response. Two letters to the Chief Minister of Delhi haven't made any difference either.

This, in a city that wants to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games!

We were saved because Deve Gowda was PM between 9am and 7pm only.

...“From nine am to seven pm, he is prime minister of India, from seven pm to midnight he is chief minister of Karnataka, from midnight to two am, he is district magistrate of Hasan, then at 4.30 am he has to get up for puja, then breakfast, and then back to being prime minister of India."...
Shekhar Gupta lets us into the secret!

Thank God, he wasn't our PM for long!

Can you image the mess we would have been in had he stayed on? If Dharam Singh needs to act, it is now.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

What ails Indian broadband.

I should have known that only The Hindu could come up with a well-balanced, well-thought and well-written piece.
...The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which envisaged a liberal policy framework for broadband, has rightly called for concerted efforts by service providers to achieve the original goal of 1.5 million connections each in the private and public sectors by December. Given the relatively slow pace of growth, it would seem the opportunity to create a competitive and subscriber-friendly regime was lost simply because the Government was disinclined to share the BSNL and MTNL telephone networks with the private sector for service provision.
... It is unlikely this situation will change dramatically if the "rationing" mindset that limits data downloads is not replaced by a more progressive outlook ; the Confederation of Indian Industry had, in its submission to policymakers, envisaged affordable access of 1.5 megabit speed and unlimited downloads for home users to boost broadband penetration. Besides lifting of data download restrictions, initiatives to provide free wireless Internet in educational institutions, public libraries, and government offices may be necessary for wider and more equitable access.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Does President Bush read The Washington Post?

I don't think so and neither does Condi Rice or they would see what the paper has to say on Mush.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Profit making PSUs should not be privatised.

We should wait for them to run aground. Then, we can shut them. This course of action is acceptable to our Left friends.