Fasgaya – Indigo's apology coming after expose by media.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 2017

Indigo's
Repeated misbehaviour by the staff is a reflection of the top management culture created by the top management. More...»

Fasgaya – Criticizing Demonetization and GST.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 2017

Demonetization and GST
We would now see how this affects our thinking in our political system in India. More...»

Fasgaya – On Being Secular.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 2017

On Being Secular
Create a new 'Universal Religion' as a solution to the problem created by several religions. More...»

Fasgaya – U P Elections and Aftermath.

SATURDAY, MARCH, 2017

Resolving Kashmir Problem
The timing for this step is now, particularly because Pak is getting exposed unequivocally as a terror state which it has been for a long, long time, to all including the people of Kashmir. More...»

Fasgaya – The Kashmir Problem- the immediate way forward.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 2017

Resolving Kashmir Problem
The timing for this step is now, particularly because Pak is getting exposed unequivocally as a terror state which it has been for a long, long time, to all including the people of Kashmir. More...»

Fasgaya – in resolving Kashmir Problem.First thing first.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST, 2016

Resolving Kashmir Problem
Such a complex issue as Kashmir cannot be solved in one go. It is better to split it into solvable pieces and solve one at a time, one after the other. More...»

Women's right to puja in Shaneeswar temple.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY, 2016

Passion of Press and the Media
The United States of America’s Nasa scientists found that one of their satellites was slowing down in its orbit around the earth at the same position in each rotation More...»

Why don’t the Press and the Media evaluate their own performance?

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015

Passion of Press and the Media
My idea is not to indulge in Meida bashing and oppose them for opposition sake, like politicians do and the Media itself do. My despair is because of the difference between the positive role they can play in helping and facilitating what is good for the people More...»

Another consequence of gutlessness on the part of the Media and the Press:

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015

Passion of Press and the Media
A second, more serious consequence of the Press and the Media gutlessness is its inability to locate and nourish leaders of caliber and vision in any party or in one who does not belong to any party also. The Press and the Media meekly accept any one chosen and passed off as More...»

The consequence of gutlessness on the part of the Media and the Press:

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015

Passion of Press and the Media
Look at the editorials and headlines for example. They are not decisive and firm. They are pretty meek. They invariably do not take a stand or express the view one way or the other. They fall into what I call the ‘but- however’ mode. That is after making a point seemingly strong, they immediately follow More...»

The gutless Media and the Press

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2015

Passion of Press and the Media
Our media do not have guts to take on the administration and politicians for all the controls and obstacles that they impose on the people of India when they are meant to facilitate the progress of the people of India The media turn the other way when politicians divide and rule India – an old British legacy- on the basis of caste, creed, religion, gender, language etc More...»

Why this craving for India Bashing?

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2015

Passion of Press and the Media
The third unfortunate craving for the Media is the availability of some sensational news every day to be published. In case it is not available, like what happened after the Modi circar came to power, the Media indulge in looking for, unearthing and publishing some news, that is particularly India and Indian bashing. More...»

Another unfortunate craving of the Media and the Press

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015

Passion of Press and the Media
There is another acute craving on the part of the Media and the Press and that is: Criticize India and Indians: I get a feeling that the Media and the Press feel a kind of depression if they don’t indulge in India bashing periodically. And the way they go about doing it seems to be with a missionary zeal of downgrading our own (and also their own) country. More...»

One unfortunate craving of the Media and the Press.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015

Passion of Press and the Media
There is an acute craving on the part of the Media and the Press to blow out of proportion a trivial issue that has hardly any impact on the people of India. More...»

Policy Decisions and the Indian Press and the Media:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015

Press and the Media
The Press and the TV channels of India seem to have crossed a limit when it comes to discussions on policy decisions taken by a ruling party. More...»

Degeneration of the Press and the Media:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2015

Press and the Media
How many channels boast of discovering or breaking news first! And they talk about how their campaign has had tremendous effect! It looks silly to More...»

The debates in Indian television

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

Press and the Media
The special invitees for the debates in Indian television are chosen so that the channel appears neutral. More...»

The sudden resurrection act by the Indian Press and the Media:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

Press and the Media
There is another way the Press and the Media manipulate and influence the thinking processes of people in India. More...»

The Press and the Media: their role:Continues

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

Press and the Media
The Press and the Media are supposed to serve the people by informing them of both sides of a coin on any topic of interest or importance to them in the short term or over the long term. More...»

The Press and the Media: their role.

FRIDAY, JULY 08, 2015

Press and the Media
The Press and the Media are supposed to serve the people by informing them of both sides of a coin on any topic of interest or importance to them in the short term or over the long term. More...»

A real and live case study as an example to illustrate how our justice delivery system works (did I say 'works', it must read 'does not work!')

FRIDAY, MAY 08, 2015

Ms. Wif was doing data entry work for an institution as a supplier of data entry services. She was billing the institution at a rate that was fixed for all customers. She was extending the services to several major customers at the same rate. More...»

Suggestions for expediting justice without the stigma of justice hurried is justice buried 5!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015

IndianJustice
The harmful effects of delay in delivery of justice need not be highlighted. Take the case of Ms Jayalalitha, the ex- chief minister of Tamil Nadu for example: At the time the judgment was delivered, the people of the State of Tamil Nadu looked upon her as a mass leader who was doing a lot of good to the masses of Tamil Nadu. More...»

Suggestions for expediting justice without the stigma of justice hurried is justice buried 4!

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015

IndianJustice
There is a period specified for appealing against a judgment to the higher courts. If an appeal to the higher court is not filed within the stipulated time, there is a provision for condonment of this delay in appealing in certain deserving cases. First of all this provision implies that the justice delivery system is not particular about and has scant regard for the time taken for the delivery of justice. More...»

Suggestions for expediting justice without the stigma of justice hurried is justice buried 3!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015

IndianJustice
Pareto’s law is applicable to number of cases pending in courts too. Shortly put, this means that there will be several cases that may not need long times for hearing and giving justice and only a few cases needing longer time for disposal. More...»

Suggestions for expediting justice without the stigma of justice hurried is justice buried 2!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015

IndianJustice
As anything to do with courts take long, even the improvements to the system may take a long time to come. A centipede that is crawling may take a man walking at normal speed as super fast and think such a speed is impossible to achieve by anyone in the world! This perception is already deep in the justice delivery system in India, our country, as can be seen in the statement "justice hurried is justice buried". More...»

Justice delayed is justice denied vs Justice hurried is justice buried!

MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015

IndianJustice
Assuming industries in both the public sector and the private sector operate the way our justice delivery system functions, for example, our entire Industrial sector would have come to a halt ….and naught. I can hear some murmur in defense that the justice system cannot be compared to industry. More...»

The ultimate toilet training classroom is on an Indian Railways train!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014

IndianJustice
No Indian can consider himself to be completely toilet trained, unless he has successfully used the toilet on an Indian Railways train) or in a railway station waiting room bathroom. More...»

Men may come and men may go, but court cases go on forever!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2014

IndianJustice
A murder took place in India in 1975. The charges were filed six years later, and the final arguments began after 37 years. The verdict was passed by the court in 2014, after almost 40 years. In the intervening period, one of the accused and several witnesses had passed away. More...»

Computers work wonders, but the ticket reservation computers of Indian Railways produce miracles too!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2014

E-Ticket Reservation
Being a frequent online buyer of train tickets, I have observed that – a few hours before the train’s departure time – many hopelessly wait-listed tickets get transformed miraculously into confirmed tickets, within seconds. Since God will not waste precious time on such a mundane matter, More...»

The Indian Railways time-table is designed to delay trains! Strange, but very true.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Indian Railways time-table
The late running of trains is a serious issue. With 13 million passengers travelling daily, a delay of just 10 minutes means a daily loss of over two million man-hours. Can Indian Railways repair the damage it is doing to its customers – the travelers? Can it give back the 250 man-years lost on a daily basis back to the people of this Nation? More...»

Our railway trains are usually late, but the delays are mostly avoidable

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Train delay
We all experience the unpredictability in the arrival times of railways trains. The only predictability is that they will be late, though we can never predict how late they will be. Often, the train is almost on schedule till about 5 kms from the destination, and then it gets delayed by at least 30 minutes. More...»

When you buy a train ticket online, you cannot upgrade it on the train, not even if berths are going empty!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Berth Reservation
While planning an urgent Chennai-to-Rameshwaram train journey I had to buy a 3rd AC RAC ticket since 2nd AC tickets were available only on a wait-listed basis. When I boarded the train I saw that a few vacant berths were indeed available in the 2nd AC coach. More...»

Did you know that Indian Railways needs 7000 mobile food outlets to serve meals to 13 million captive customers, DAILY?

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014

Railway Foods
That’s right: 13 million people travel, DAILY, on 7000 passenger trains of Indian Railways. The food available to these 13 million captive customers, on the trains and on 6800 railway stations, is usually unhygienic, tasteless, shoddily served and certainly not worth the price. More...»

A Railway Advertisement Written In a Dream

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2014

Dreaming
There is now so much talk going on about a new India that I have started dreaming that utopia is round the corner. Last night I had a dream. I dreamt that the Chairman of the Railway Board rang me up and asked me to write an advertisement inviting applications for the post of General Manager (Passenger Comforts) of Indian Railways. I even drafted the advertisement in my dream. More...»

How Does The Tout Know More About My Train Ticket Than I Do?

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Tout Know More About My Train Ticket
I wanted to buy a general (not Tatkal) train ticket recently, and I was told that no confirmed tickets were available. There were several trains but only wait-listed tickets were available, different wait-list numbers in various classes in different trains. More...»

Is tatkal quota – as a % of the total available births-a closely held secret?

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Tatkal quota
Why the traveling public should be kept in the dark about this information which is the only vital data they need to take decisions while booking general or tatkal? This information also will be very helpful for the public when they have a ticket in waiting list in general category and they have to take a decision whether to book tatkal and cancel general ticket, or wait and take a chance for the wait listed general ticket to get confirmed. More...»

Why no concession for ladies and senior citizens for tatkal tickets?

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Ladies and Senior Citizens
It is strange that the concessions for ladies and senior citizens are not applicable for tatkal tickets. First of all tatkal tickets cost more for any one, junior or senior, male or female. This is indeed justified, or at least digestible, as the decision on the part of the commuter to travel takes place in the last minute by the traveler and the Indian Railways condescends to give a seat or birth. More...»

Why physical presence of one traveler is mandatory for window booking of tatkal tickets and not required for booking tatkal on-line or through agents?

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014

Window booking
There is a requirement that one of the tatkal ticket travelers should be physically present at the window at the time of booking a tatkal ticket. Strangely this requirement is waived for booking tatkal tickets on line or while booking through agents. More...»

Should we have separate booking time for tatkal at all?

MONDAY, AUGUST 04, 2014

Tatkal booking time
One more feature the traveling public of Indian Railways do not understand is why there is a separate slot of time for tatkal booking. It can start with, go on with and end with the general booking, on a first come first served basis on line or at the counter. More...»

Why not flash availability under general scheme to the traveler when he/she wants tatkal ticket?

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2014

Booking Tatkal
When one is booking tatkal on line or at the counter, why we cannot flash an information in the general scheme in the class requested and in all other classes as well? If you see how much this information helps the traveler and what is involved in making it happen, More...»

Tatkal: A sly fare increment mechanism for Indian Railways?

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

Sly fare increment mechanism
I have always wondered how the total number of berths made available under tatkal scheme of booking is decided in any specific train. Can Indian Railways share this information with the traveling public? Is it a % of the total number of berths available in that class? Does this % vary from train to train? Else does it vary from season to season? Or both? Has it increased gradually from year to year thus making the increase in tatkal berths in lieu of a fare increase? More...»

Indian Railways 2- Online booking of tickets

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014

Dreaming
It is good that the Indian Railways relaxed the time for online reservation of tickets up to 11 p.m. every day instead of the original 8 p.m. it started with. I have wondered all along why at all there is time restriction on on-line booking. I have not heard of any on- line ticket reservation system other than 24/ 7. More...»

Indian Railways- definition of a superfast train

MONDAY, JUNE 02, 2014

Superfast Train
As a citizen of this country, and as a customer of the Indian Railways, I have often wondered what is the definition of “super fast express”. As the description reads, it should be logically this way: the average distance traveled per scheduled stop between the starting point of the train and its terminal station, should be above a minimum number, excluding the starting and terminating stations More...»

Election Results 2014.

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

Election Results
The individual candidates who have won are largely clean; the corrupt candidates have been largely ousted: of course in a vast country. Also the candidates who have actually done work for their constituencies have been preferred to those who have forgotten the people of their constituencies as soon as they have won. More...»

General Elections 2014 -2

SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014

Voting Right
Instead of being focused on the people they have been elected to serve, political parties in India are focused only on themselves, and on the opposition parties that pose a threat to their vested interests. They have lost all credibility with us, the people of India; no one really trusts their intentions or their abilities. More...»

General Elections 2014 -1

FRIDAY, MAY 02, 2014

General Elections
The coming parliamentary elections are different from past elections for many reasons, the most important of which is that the Indian citizen has now become fully aware of his authority and power. He is now a proactive citizen, and he is asserting his rights based on the following truths: More...»