Sunday, October 31, 2010

Corporate bigwigs to make inroads into Delhi bus services - The Economic Times

Corporate bigwigs to make inroads into Delhi bus services - The Economic Times

Delhi desperately needs more good ways of commuting. The metro is a great start, but it now is almost always full. It needs more bogies and more trains.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Delhi Roads

Delhi has MCD and PWD to maintain the roads, however the corruption is so rampant in both of these organizations, that even a junior level engineer owns a 10 lack plus car and lives way beyond his means and nobody seems to bother. The roads once broken are not mended till years past. Repaired roads break down again next day or max last for about a month...WHEN WILL MCD BE PRIVATISED???

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Car seat cover v.s. Life

Whats more important? Car seat cover or a persons life? It's unfortunate that for most of the people of Delhi the seat cover is more important and thats why a person bled to death last night near Ashram.

I hope that people who think like this, be on the other side of the fence, or someone whom they care for goes through such an experience. Are we humans anymore? Such situations really make me pity myself of being a part of this city,....the city of dead conscience people.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Delhi Bus rapid transit

Just saw the picture in the morning TOI of the bus Rapid Transit and the Jam there. Why is that a chaos, was very evident from the pics.

  • in the already slow lane for cars we have the commercial autos- which carry heavy weight and are slow.
  • There were tempos in the car lane in peak time.
The slow traffic like the Auto's and big vehicles like the tempos need to be banned to make this route work. However delhi traffic pathetic now and high time we added just more and better buses to all routes, so that people can just shun the cars and go easily in the buses. We need decent A/C buses, who ply on fixed time and fixed routes. I am sure this can work out, but who cares for a simple solution for the Delhi traffic mess?

Friday, April 18, 2008


Please use the above link for registration

Date: Sunday, 20th April, 2008,
Time: 5pm-8pm
Venue: The Attic, 36, Regal building (first floor), Connaught place, New Delhi - 110001 , Tel : 2374 6050, 5150 3436

The entrance to The Attic is on Parliament Street ( Sansad Marg ), on the left side, after Imperial Hotel. It is just above the erstwhile pub DV8.

By Metro – get off at Rajiv Chowk ( Connaught Place ) station on Line 2 Central Secretariat to Vishwa Vidyalaya ( Delhi University )

Parking - In Palika Parking, Near Jantar Mantar or Hanuman mandir.

Please note that this meet is contributory with 50/- as the contribution per person. We would be served tea and biscuits at the venue. We are also trying to get a dinner sponsored for us. More details on this soon.

Agenda :
Primer on Blogathon India .
We are glad to announce that our group is supporting the Delhi leg of Blogathon India.
As some of you may already know, Blogathon India (www.blogathon. in) is a week long, group blogging online event, to be held from the 20th to the 26th of April 2008, being organized by various blogging communities in India. Ours is the community partnering from the capital. This would be an ongoing endeavour and not just "a one time meet" in a series of Blogathons. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about social issues amongst bloggers and other internet users (including non bloggers). Bloggers from all around the nation are expected to blog about topics which fall under six categories - infrastructure, politics, media, sport, cinema and gender. And best blogs will also be awarded by a jury of eminent experts. The topics in these categories are:

Infrastructure: Sunday, 20th April 2008
How can we improve the traffic condition in our city?

Politics: Monday, 21st April 2008
How do we change the focus of politics from caste/religion to grassroot issues?

Entertainment: Tuesday, 22nd April 2008
Does Bollywood overshadow regional cinema in India?

Media: Wednesday, 23rd April 2008
Why are Indian news broadcast channels not as mature as their International counterparts?

Gender: Thursday, 24th April 2008
What are the challenges that society faces in accepting the concept of alternate sexuality? How can we address them?

Sport: Friday, 25th April 2008
Are `media' and `commercial interests' in cricket the only reason that are killing other sports in India?

At DBM XXIII, apart from the usual networking and interaction, we will have a discussion on the how, what, when and where of Blogathon to help us maximize our participation in this event. We would also be re-announcing the specific topics for all the categories and would also take feedback on how to conduct further blogathons. We are also expecting non-bloggers there, hence we would be helping them setup blogs and would encourage them to participate by creating their own blogs.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Delhi Jal board

Delhi jal board is still one of the archaic and outdated government departments of Delhi which fails itself miserably in all that it does.
  • Quality and quantity of water is very questionable..
  • You never know when water will come or when it wont.
  • the water tankers they claim to send when there is scarcity, is a lot tough to catch.
  • Loads of wrong billing
  • No easy way of making payments. There is no online way to make payments.
  • Website sucks bigtime. outdated bills, no details on bills. multi browser support not there, and works failingly even on IE.
Time to privatise DJB? Water might become expensive, but i think its one thing that people should not mind paying for. Good water will also save on medial costs. and probably will give more metal space to think and worry about other things in life.