What is the Indian FM doing?

What is the Finance Minister of India trying to do? If you ask me I will say – He is preparing for Elections rather than try to save the fundamentals of the economy. He is bullying the banks to cut interest rates; trying to paint a bright picture to hide the gloomy reality of Indian ...

Power Crisis

Are we (read: public) doing anything to combat the Power Crisis that we are currently facing in this City (Chennai), State (TN), Country (India)? The answer is a BIG NO. In fact, other than the fact that we are not able to use ACs or watch out favourite serials/movies or sometimes not able to use ...

IRCTC – E-Ticket – Change in Rules for ID Proof

IRCTC has changed the rules for Proof of Identify for e-tickets. Now it is not necessary to specify the person and the ID details. Any one of the passengers need to carry one of the specified proof of identity (Voter ID card/ Passport/PAN Card/Driving License/Photo Identity Card) along with the Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS). Earlier ...

iPod Index – How it helps you?

Heard of Big Mac Index? The Purchasing Power Parity Index developed and maintained by The Economist – it tells how over- or under- valued a currency is w.r.t. to others by comparing the prices of Big Mac (MacDonalds Hamburger) across the world. In this Electronic Age, we have another Index – CommSec iPod Index. It ...

Ride in A/C Bus

22nd Oct 2008 will be a day to remember. The option to ride in an A/C Bus tempted me to opt out of my regular MRTS Train. The Ticket Fare from Tidel Park to Saidapet (in Chennai) was Rs.18/-. Just to give a comparison – on the same route a normal bus costs Rs.3.50/- and ...

Why People Yell?

A sage asked his mandalies the following,’Why people yell at each other when they are upset?’ The men thought for a while,’Because we loose our calmness,’ said one. ‘we yell for that.’ ‘But, why to yell when the other person is at your side?’ asked the sage. ‘ Isn’t it possible to speak to him ...

Vannakkam

I intend to put all my thoughts on things I hear, see in this Blog. My opinion on any issue that disturb/attract me will be here. Kowcigan