Every now and then we hear this that India will be a super power. First time (I remember) I heard it was about 1998 when Pokhran test was successfully conducted and India declared itself as nuclear power. The next I heard was when IT was booming (it could be still) but then Hyderabad was asked to be Cyberabad and not proposed Capital of Telanagana (may be I never read it before). Below is my take on India (ever) being a super power. Rupee is falling day by day and in newspaper we read a standard template “Rupee falls a new low. Drops … in a day”. Government may be doing something about it but what common public hears is a new policy, a new corruption, a new issue to fight over.
Why am I writing it now? I’m no economist, I’m no IIT-ian turned IIM grad turned something else. I’m just a commoner who faces the daily life. To give a background, some days back I was travelling in a bus (Delhi Transport Corporation), the driver asked anyone for so-and-so stop. I responded, yes and the bus slowed down at left most lane but not inside bay of bus stop, so that it can reach faster to next stop. I had to get down as it was quite evident he won’t stop. A car trying to overtake from left (and was inside the bay of bus stop) was just a meter away from hitting me (good brakes I would say) and I had to squeeze myself from being run over by either the car or the bus I boarded. I asked the guy, please do not overtake from left, it’s not the overtaking lane. The guy said “It’s not my fault bus stopped in middle” (Middle!!! Dude it’s you who’s in bus stop bay bus is still on left most lane). I had to say, the bus driver did wrong but still overtaking from left is not allowed and walked off. The guy started calling me from back and started saying “idhar aao batata hun (come here, I’ll tell you)”. I said, when you are overtaking from left then I don’t need to tell you anything and went off for my destination. There is no point of arguing with a person who doesn’t know the basic traffic rule of India. That’s when I realized are these people going to make India a superpower? May be but by civic sense we have travelled so backward that it might take another century to turn back.
Latest news of today is India is getting its 29th state. India continues to be divided again and again on basis of language which was started by British colonizers. 66 years after Independence, we still gained anything? Continue reading
Many places have replaced their calendars and in few hours rest will. It doesn’t matter we change clocks or calendars unless we change something.
Year 2012 was supposed to be year of doom as per people studying Mayan culture but that did not happen yet there were signs of end is near. Many natural calamities and sudden death of some known personalities. Some moments to be proud of and others direct a much required introspect.
To preach is easy but to follow is equally difficult. Wishing everyone a healthy, wealthy, safe, sound, prosperous New Year and we learn to be better human if not all the above.
Recently Government introduced a hike of Rs. 6.28 which after taxes become an increase of Rs. 7.5 per litre. While prices of crude oil are not at its peak in world, but buying power of Indian Rupee has fallen. Even then, we believe it is a well planned strategy. Continue reading
Some years ago, Tatkal was introduced for train travellers to book train tickets at short notice. A 5 day period was set. Then it was revised to 3-day period. Now it stands at 1-day. At this rate you’ll need to book ticket on train, then no one will be able to travel.
Today morning, I was trying to book a tatkal ticket and it took me whooping 1 hour. The status before the booking opens at 08:00 was
2 AC : 20
3 AC : 16
My experience were far from exciting and had lot of free time. The only button which would’ve broken record of all keypress I will make in whole day today is “F5“. The time I would be leaving for office, I was totally dressed up and opening the IRCTC website, so that as soon as ticket is done, I leave for office. But alas, IRCTC had something else in store for me. Continue reading
So much going around the world. For example, new advancements, advertisements, news anything. We all have some views. This blog is dedicated to only views and nothing related to news. We may come up with ranting on old movies or a new advertisement to a old standing order. This will be utter nonsense as the we believe,
When a thing happens it is true only to that instance hence it can never be re-experienced but might be re-created.
If it hurts anyone in anyway, we apologise in advance as that was purely unintentional. It’s just opinions and no conclusion should be derived from the views. We don’t preach, teach or mobilize, we are just thinking a little loud .