Saturday, March 14, 2009

did any one realize that they were selling lap-tops in the latest sony vaio commercial ? :-)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

late but the memory is still fresh

The solace at the banks of yamuna, followed by the grandeur of the Amritsar golden temple then the devotion at Vaishno devi next the peaks of pir panjal range and awesomeness of Dalhousie and lushness of khajjiar and beauty of Chamba valley and the royal Delhi!.. Ufff.. so much.. but this new year rocked.. with the memory still fresh in my mind..
a collage.. titled me, me & me tooo :-)

Saturday, March 07, 2009

what is it worth?

Irony is of all the people the liquor baron had to auction for it.
Just to quote Oscar Wilde "Who wants a cynic who knows the price of everything ,but value of nothing" (learnt from TZP). I don't know if I'm a cynic or not.
But does a plate,glass and watch that wont work and pair of glasses(not sure if it is just the metal frame) WORTH $1.8 million?. I've some questions here..
Is there any one here buying is his ideals too?
Imagine a person who adopted austerity for his life time,just because his fellow country men/women didn't have enough to wear and eat..
At this heights of the time..when 400 million people are not sure where their next meal is going to come from, is it necessary to bring them back to India at that price?.
Also when Duleep Doshi & Vijay Mallya were the only people to bid for it @ 1 Million why did the price go till 1.8 Millions? when both of them want to bring them back to India and gift it to govt.
What is the big deal to get them back to India?. Just a quote from Lage Rahoo.. "Agar kahi rakhna hai to apne dil mein rakho!"..
where does the question of pride come from? people get confused .."the slumdog and the auction hero both exist here".
Imagine it to be a property of the world... and let every one buy his ideals not "useless" artefacts..

Sunday, March 01, 2009

solution presents itself

The other day, entire hyderabad traffic was choked. Courtesy Mrs.Sonia Gandhi's visit to Hyd..I don't know what difference does it make.. but my life became miserable. it took approx 4 hrs to reach home. 3 buses+ 1 Local train.! to travel 15 kms. Just one day.. so not much to worry about..
I pondering over the thought where one of my friends was mentioning hyderabad people have no traffic discipline this sense that sense and what not all non-sense..
Why do we dont stand in a 'Q' in MMTS stations are in Bus stands?

1.The frequency of MMTS trains is pathetic.and no one is sure when the train actually comes.
For the kind of traffic,I want the VIPs to travel in the city without traffic restrictions atleast once , I'm sure on any given day they'll get frustrated. I dont understand why they are not concentrating on the alternative traffic movement, when hyderabad population is quite comparable to any other metro in India.
2.There are no announcements at all in the station. just one has to wait till your train comes.. and how lucky we have to share the tracks with other trains.. we just keep running to see if it is the local or some other train?
3. People have no idea where the train stops. I was not really surprised to see in Delhi Metro station that people were standing in a queue. They knew where the Ladies compartment stops and where the general one stops . and much better,they know within how many SECONDS the next train is arriving! .. here no-one knows where it &when it & which one stops.. and where do you want people to stand in queue.. before you form a queue .,when the train comes the train is already gone and you have to wait.. THIRTY minutes atleast for the next one to come.
4.In the bus stands.. Ahh.. people must actually crazy/optimistic to stand in queues . They dont know where the Bus stops?????.. how can any one stand in queue?

The solution is simple
1.Increase the frequency of trains
2.Have proper notifying mechanisms or announcements
3.Mark the lines ,where the train has to stop and the train actually stops there.
4.Have a bus stopping in the bus bay.. Not every one can just HANG to the bus..

Then ask people to come and stand in Q. if still they dont.. ignore the idiots.They persist.