Saturday 27 June 2015


State of MTNL / BSNL mobile services

MTNL / BSNL used to be undisputed king of mobile services. People were so much confident that they will be able get signal even at the Mount Everest. It is really true majority customers including those who have deserted the service will agree.

Now the scene has reversed. Call dropping, noisy conversation, extremely poor signal quality, not able to call / receive calls from certain locations while the signal strength of other service providers is really good. We are made to pay for these hopeless services. Every call drop is charged.

We are frustrated to the extent that even committed customers are in a mood to say goodbye to MTNL/BSNL.

  1. What has gone wrong?
  2. How come the huge team of administrators, engineers, technicians and supporting staff are watching this happen with COMFORT?
  4. Why can’t MTNL / BSNL come out openly and say “We won’t provide the service come what may but keep enjoying fat salaries and all the perks (direct / indirect)?
  5. Is the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology not aware of these tortures their faithful customers are going through?
  6. Why are we taken for a ride despite nation spending the precious Tax Payer’s money?

 Finally if no immediate visible remedial measures are taken, GOI must wind up these services. We aren’t ready to carry the burden of such incompetent man power at the cost of the nation. Funds becoming surplus may be diverted for developing other infrastructural facilities with a hope that other facilities won’t meet the same fate?

Thursday 18 June 2015



Some useful information to reduce health hazards due to outright ignorance or orthodox thinking in our daily life.

WAXED paper cups are harmful. Some people get afflicted with gastrointestinal distress. People routinely drinking hot drinks like coffee, tea and cocoa from paper cups tend to suffer from this. The paper cups are impregnated with wax to make them waterproof. The hot liquid melts some of the wax, which is ingested then builds up along the digestive tract.

COLOURED CROCKERY has lead content. Overnight water in the domestic GI pipelines may have lead content due to lead leeching. Allow water to flow out every morning for some time to ensure fresh water supply.

SINDOOR (Vermilion) has lead content. Modern sindoor mainly uses vermilion, an orange-red pigment. Vermilion is the purified and powdered form of cinnabar, which is the chief form in which mercury sulphide naturally occurs. As with other compounds of mercury, sindoor is toxic and must be handled carefully. Sometimes, red lead (lead tetroxide, also known as minium) is added to sindoor. Red lead is toxic and a known carcinogen for laboratory animals, though its carcinogenicity to humans has not been established.

Traditional sindoor can be made with turmeric and alum or lime, or from other herbal ingredients. Unlike red lead and vermilion, these are not poisonous.

Cooking in ALUMINIUM pressure cookers with common salt (Sodium Chloride, NaCl) or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3, Khaney kaa SODA) or both causes some amount of aluminium to get dissolved in the food items and this is harmful for humans. Pitting or black spots in the aluminium utensils indicate this.

Both aluminium (Al) and lead (Pb) are toxic metals to living organisms. Even when Al and Pb can reach and accumulate in almost every organ in the human body, the central nervous system is a particu1ar target of the deleterious effects of both metals. Select human population can be at risk of Al neurotoxicity, and Al is proposed to be involved in the etiology of neurodegenerative diseases. Pb is a widespread environmental hazard, and the neurotoxic effects of Pb are a major public health concern. Lead is also classified as a possible carcinogen in humans.

Avoid NON-STICK pans, pots, bakeware and utensils because they contain Teflon. Although non-stick kitchenware is very convenient, Teflon is made from perfluorinated compounds which have been linked to cancer and reproductive problems.

Glass bakeware and stainless steel or cast iron pots and pans are definitely safer. Stainless steel and glass mixing bowls is a better option.

Avoid using MELAMINE tableware, bowls, spoons etc. Melamine is an organic chemical that gets combined with formaldehyde to form the resin that hard plastic tableware is made from. While melamine itself has low toxicity, according to the FDA, when combined with chemicals like formaldehyde, it becomes dangerous. Tests indicate that when it leeches into the human body, it can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory systems; as well as cancer, kidney stones, kidney failure, and even death.

Thursday 11 June 2015



This view point is on the issue of performing & discharging duties by the persons despite having fake degrees.

Is it that they are extra ordinary genius or quality of education or the challenge to run the nation isn’t there at all?

If a person can perform without the requisite qualification then why should one go to school or University? It involves both time & money. Is it the reason that most speak about everything but nation?

This probably is the reason for the mess we are in. Country needs a grass root level brain storming for re-visiting education system and the reasons for the failure of the present system. Country will continue to be a FOLLOWER nation if this issue is not taken up immediately.

Tuesday 9 June 2015



Democracy means “By the people, of the people and for the people”. This means only a political party which gets atleast 50% of the votes polled / win 50% seats should form the government.

However, the Election Commission on the contrary allows every possible manipulation which promotes horse trading, corruption etc. etc.

Following table describes the state of the Indian Parliamentary Democracy. Only top two political parties have been sampled for ease of understanding.


% votes
% votes
% votes

It is in the last election that the ruling party won more than 50% seats and has formed the government but with only 31.0% votes.

FLAWED election system forces parties to try every possible permutation of forming Govt. and this defeats definition of true democracy.

Election commission must put ban on POST POLL COALITIONS. Pre Poll Coalition must be taken as same philosophy & hence common election symbol and official MERGER. This practice will put an end to the exploitation and blackmailing tactics of those who practice community based vote bank politics.

Election Commission mustn't give license to usurp NATIONAL RESOURCES by allowing coalition. “COALITION DHARMA” in reality is legalizing corruption that leads to SCAMS. Democracy made to bleed.

In case no political party is able to win atleast 50 seats, then Election Commission MUST invite only top two political parties to go to polls again for the sake of respecting Democracy in true sense. The same procedure must be followed in any re-poll to avoid possibility of hung parliament / assembly. This will eliminate opportunistic politicians (small players who only know exploitation). This will also put an end to mushrooming of number of parties just before the elections. Valuable resource must be saved.

How can Election Commission allow any party to form government with less than 50% seats in the name of democracy?

In the present scenario only Election Commission can restore ETHICS and ensure to an extent corruption free Politics. All political parties must introspect and come forward for the sake of true democracy.

Saturday 6 June 2015



He is not a wealthy man and has no other business. Like most of us, he has a family to look after. His wife is a yoga teacher and both his daughters are in college. He has little savings.

One would expect a man like him to constantly think of ways to develop his business and make more money. That’s what ‘normal’ people would have done anyway.
But 50-year-old Venkatraman is a different kind of person. He has no such worries. His only concern is to see how he could continue with the Lunch at Re 1 scheme at his hotel.

For over five years, Venkatraman has been giving lunch every day for about thirty persons at his hotel for just Re 1. The beneficiaries are mostly attendants of poor in-patients from the nearby Government General Hospital, who pay just Re 1 for a meal that is priced at Rs 50 for other customers.

Venkatraman may have served at least 40,000 Re 1 meals till date. The prices of food grains, oil, spices and vegetables have gone up many times in the last four years, but the one rupee lunch has remained unaffected.

Venkatraman ensures that the poor get the same meal that his other customers get for Rs 50.

“For other customers, the price has been revised. Five years ago, the cost of a lunch at our hotel was Rs 25; now it is Rs 50,” says Venkatraman, who also gives a 20 percent discount for the disabled.

This extraordinary effort started in 2008 when a woman who had admitted her relative to the general hospital came to his mess to buy idlis for herself and another relative. When Venkat informed her that the idlis were over and suggested dosas instead she told him that since dosas were more expensive, she would not have enough money to buy food for two people and that one of them would have to go hungry. That got Venkat thinking. “I knew I had to do something. Sometimes the patient gets hospital food but it’s their caretakers and relatives who stay hungry. If you look at the profile, they are mostly daily wage labourers who have to go for work and therefore income to watch over their family members at the hospital,” says Venkatraman.

“Initially I had planned to give them a free meal. But then I felt they might be embarrassed, and perceive it as charity. They may also worry about the quality of the food since it is free of cost. Therefore I decided to charge a token amount of Re. 1,” he explains.

Though he is facing financial difficulties, Venkatraman receives solace from the ‘divine blessings’.

“I have the full support of my family in whatever I am doing. My second daughter scored 1085 marks (out of 1200) in her Plus 2 exam. We were unable to admit her in engineering college because we could not afford the fees. But thanks to a person in Ramakrishna Math, she got a seat in a reputed engineering college in Chennai. The management has also given her a fee waiver.

“I have reasons to believe that such good things have happened in my life because of the small acts of service to the poor I have been doing. It gives me great satisfaction,” says Venkatraman.

Why do we always fail to respect true Humans?
Please Don't Ignore This, Do Share It with Others.

I think he demands nothing from us but some respect and a little bit recognition.

Wednesday 3 June 2015

NYT writer leaves polluted Delhi to save his children: It's time for a new capital of India

NYT writer leaves polluted Delhi to save his children: It's time for a new capital of India

Kindly click on the link below for Complete details.

Nothing will work as long as the DEMOCRACY is governed by opportunistic politicians busy 24 hours in planning, inventing & reinforcing only the VOTE BANK POLITICS. Where population is completely (almost) polarized on the basis of caste, religion, language, location and income. 

Where the people don’t realize that the ones who keep them divided are really shrewd, intelligent and expert in exploiting the divided masses while the ones who get divided are FOOLS of the highest order.

Where Transparency International has following report card for India.

Where there is no world class university, no world class manufacturing then who will plan, develop and create the NEW CAPITAL for the nation?

It’s never too late. Wake up Indians (Jago Indians Jago. Jab jago tabhi savera). 

Accept the challenge and prove “if they can (Western World), why can’t WE?