Cheque Clearing – New Public Friendly Rule by RBI

Till now, even though the banks used technology and reduced their cost, they never passed on the benefits to the customer. Take the case of At Par Clearing Cheque – the Core Banking System enabled the bank to clear a cheque at any place irrespective of the city where the account is held. Before the ...

BJP – what’s on agenda?

Off late it has been a routine for BJP to block the functioning of the parliament on one pretext or another. Even though the subject may be right but is this continuous block of parliament functioning correct? I don’t think so. They seem to be more eager to stop the parliament from working – what’s ...

Patriotic for 2 days in a year!!!

Indians are unique in lot of ways… One such thing is showing-off that they are the biggest Patriot the country has ever had… 363days in a year they will even regret the fact that they were born in India & live in India. Suddenly out of the blue just before Independence Day & Republic Day ...

New rules for Tatkal Ticket Booking – a review

Indian Railways is showing us that it is dealing effectively with malpractices in ticket booking and is making efforts to reduce the hardship people face while booking tickets. In a effort to reduce the hardship Railways has changed the way we book our Tatkal tickets. Instead of opening the tatkal tickets along with the normal ...

Foreign Telecom Companies Blackmailing Indian Government

With the Supreme Court Decision on cancelling the fraudulently awarded 2G Licences, we are seeing the foreign companies that bought into the licence winners cheaply are now trying to “protect” their “investment” by threatening to sue the Indian Government. Foremost among these companies is TELENOR the Norwegian Telecom Company that invested in UNINOR. Government has ...

Railway Budget 2012 – What’s in it for Tamil Nadu?

The Railway Budget 2012 provides for the following new services in Tamil Nadu: New Trains –       1) Coimbatore – Bikaner (in Rajasthan)  via Konkan Railway passing through Mangalore, Roha, Vasai Road, Ahmedabad & Jodhpur = WEEKLY      2) Chennai – Bangalore AC DOUBLE-DECKER Express = DAILY.       3) Trichy – Tirunelveli ...

Bravo! Mr. Trivedi (Indian Railway Minister)

It takes guts to increase fares of public services in a country like India. People seldom realise that fares cannot be keep artificially low in the name of public welfare for a long time. In a deficit budget country like us, the fares cannot be kept abysmally low for years together esp. when the costs are running ...

Out in Open – Christianity in India

What has been known at the ground level for a long time is finally out is open. The spread, rather unethical, of Christianity in India has always been an hush-hush affair. They always worked the unethical way and the Church has always tried to influence the people and the policy. The statements of late by ...

Saffronisation of Education

I have been reading newspaper articles in Bangalore about the “saffronisation” of Education by the BJP Government in Karnataka. Dispute has risen about the purposely ‘hindu’ leaning content in the new textbook. I highly recommend that all critics have a look at the school text books in other countries – countries where other religions – ...

Retail in India & FDI

Over the past fortnight, the big news has been allowing FDI in retail trade in India. While Government has been surprisingly steady-fast in it’s decision of allowing 51% FDI in multi-brand retail, opposition & the trade itself seems to be against it. Each side has it’s own reasons to support & oppose the decision. In ...