30 January 2008

Amazing Bombay Trip

Now you would be thinking, why Bombay not Mumbai. Well, there is no rocket science or rock solid logic behind it. Its just that I find it easier to connect to Bombay rather than Mumbai and as Shakespeare said it, "Whats in the name". Anyways some of the rather amazing observations of mine in Bombay recently were

  • If Mumbai can have such an amazing running traffic, there is something for the Bangaloreans to learn about. Its not that distances have reduced or the traffic. It takes a hell lot of time to go from one place to another. But the point here is that we are still able to. If Bombay has grown as the rest of India(Bangalore included) then I am sure there is something in it which makes the traffic move. Otherwise we would have had been stuck in traffic like we do at the KR Puram Bridge or MG Road or Silk Board.
  • There were more hoarding for IPOs and Mutual Funds than everything else taken together. I could not believe that there are so many IPOs in the offering. It was just a like going through one of those online trading portal while we moved through the Bombay traffic. Is this the reason why Bombay is called the Financial Capital of India?
  • There is hope of Indian Airlines. I went to Mumbai by Go Air. I believe me it just about beats Air Dhakkan in almost every department. Its planes are just horrible, both technically as well as internal seating comfort wise. Service at all counter is the worst that can be expected. The staff rivals the government clerk in anywhere in India in its attitude. While on the way back I had no choice but to go for Indian Airlines(Indian). To my surprise I found that even after paying the least of available prices, I was getting a real good service. Right from getting a duplicate ticket printed to everything. The staff in the place were really courteous and the plane is definitely more comfy than the regular budget airlines. The breakfast was really nice compared to whatever being served in any other airlines. I think next time around, if the prices are not all that high, I would really prefer Indian to any other(Except KF ofcourse, because I have never been on that yet). The bottom-line is that if Go Air can survive, I am sure it should not be hard for execs to turn around Indian.
  • I had the unfortunate time in Mumbai with visits to the chemist twice in three days. Each time I found something really weird. Each time, I was there,there was at least 1 guy asking i-pill. First time I just did not cared the hell about that. But when it happened the second time and that too, there were two guys, I thought, "Man the guys and gals in Mumbai are sure horny". Suddenly humor in me responded.
    What would a gal just too nervous about the wild sex last night converse with here friend. Gal1: I had a wild sex last night.
    Gal2: Take a  chill pill, have an i-pill.

    Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor in i-Deewar
    Amitabh : Mere paas bangala hai gaadi hai, ipod hai, imac hai. Tumhare paas kya hai
    Shashi : Mere pass i-pill hai.

Anyways I had a nice time in Bombay. Now am back in Bangalore. Next post, Racist and diabolical Aussies.

28 January 2008

Big Bangalore Blogathon is coming soon...

Whats started as a small idea in the last Blogalorean Meet, snowballed into a big one during the mailing group discussions. Finally it was planned that all interested people would meet at Koshy's on a fine Saturday evening. It was 19th of Jan around 4:30 that I entered Koshy's to find five of them there, busy discussing and finalizing how it should be done. I jumped into that whole thing and soon their infectious enthusiasm got into me. After some random bakwas of mine. Then that waiter was like pushing us out. So last round of discussion happened across the street on the footpath. Finally we decided on something which were worded right by Sandil and put up on the Big Bangalore Blogathon. There are still a lot of things to be done for it. I am right now not in Bangalore to be physically involved but will be providing all possible support virtually and ofcourse by blogging during the Blogathon. I hope this event generates a lot of positives. Some of the people working behind the scenes for the event are Sanjukta, Mohan, Sandil, Jerry and Kameel.

25 January 2008

And you thought it only seemed longer

For sometime now I had been hearing of the (supposedly) joke which says that

It's not true that married men live longer than single men, it only seems longer.

But then now some real smart researchers have found out that  "Fights with spouse can help you live long". Now this proves one of the many things.

  1. Married men or single men, both fight equally. Some men are single because they continuously fight with their girlfriend. Hence actually both live equally long and frustrating lives.
  2. Married men are almost always at the receiving end of the fight. Hence they are actually not fighting. Hence liable to die as early as single men.

But then let me quote Johnny Carson

"Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die."

What do you think about it {Winking}

23 January 2008

In memory of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose --- Truely Forgotten Hero

When I first saw the title of the movie on Netaji, I could not understand why it was called Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose : The Forgotten Hero. But then when I saw the news on CNN-IBN telling about the expenses made to commemorate the birthday of Great Hero of Indian Independence struggle was no where close to what was made on death or birth anniversary of anyone from Nehru-Gandhi clan. In memory of the Great Hero Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose I remember some of the quotes of his.

Let me remind you that you have a two-fold task to perform. With the force of arms and at the cost of your blood you will have to win liberty. Then, when India is free, you will have to organize the permanent army of Free India, whose task it will be to preserve our liberty for all time. We must build up our national defense on such an unshakable foundation that never again in our history shall we lose our freedom.

As soldiers, you will always have to cherish and live up to the three ideals of faithfulness, duty and sacrifice. Soldiers who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their lives, are invincible. If you, too, want to be invincible, engrave these three ideals in the innermost core of your hearts.

A true soldier needs both military and spiritual training. You must, all of you, so train yourselves and your comrades that every soldier will have unbounded confidence in himself, will be conscious of being immensely superior to the enemy, will be fearless of death, and will have sufficient initiative to act on his own in any critical situation should the need arise. During the course of the present war, you have seen with your own eyes what wonders scientific training, coupled with courage, fearlessness and dynamism, can achieve. Learn all that you can from this example, and build up for Mother India an absolutely first-class modern army.

To all of you I should like to say that in the course of this war you will have to acquire the experience and achieve the success which alone can build up a national tradition for our Army. An army that has no tradition of courage, fearlessness and invincibility cannot hold its own in a struggle with a powerful enemy.

Comrades ! You have voluntarily accepted a mission that is the noblest that the human mind can conceive of. For the fulfillment of such a mission no sacrifice is too great, not even the sacrifice of one's life. You are today the custodians of India's national honour and the embodiment of India's hopes and aspirations. So conduct yourself that your countrymen may bless you and posterity may be proud of you.

I have said that today is the proudest day of my life. For an enslaved people, there can be no greater pride, no higher honour, than to be the first soldier in the army of liberation. But this honour carries with it a corresponding responsibility and I am deeply conscious of it. I assure you that I shall be with you in darkness and in sunshine, in sorrow and in joy, in suffering and in victory. For the present, I can offer you nothing except hunger, thirst, privation, forced marches and death. But if you follow me in life and in death, as I am confident you will, I shall lead you to victory and freedom. It does not matter who among us will live to see India free. It is enough that India shall be free and that we shall give our all to make her free. May God now bless our Army and grant us victory in the coming fight !

We should have but one desire today- the desire to die so that India may live- the desire to face a martyr's death, so that the path to freedom may be paved with the martyr's blood.

Friend's! my comrades in the War of Liberation! Today I demand of you one thing, above all. I demand of you blood. It is blood alone that can avenge the blood that the enemy has spilt. It is blood alone that can pay the price of freedom.

Give me blood and I Promise you freedom !!!

"Reality is, after all , too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.We cannot sit still because we cannot, or do not , know the Absolute Truth."

I have no doubt in my mind that our chief national problems relating to the eradication of poverty, illiteracy and disease and the scientific production and distribution can be tackled only along socialistic lines.

Nationalism is inspired by the highest ideals of the human race, satyam [the true], shivam [the god], sundaram [the beautiful]. Nationalism in India has ... roused the creative faculties which for centuries had been lying dormant in our people.

It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood. The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able to preserve with our own strength.

No real change in history has ever been acheived by discussions.

We should have but one desire today — the desire to die so that India may live — the desire to face a martyr's death, so that the path to freedom may be paved with the martyr's blood.

Freedom is not given - it is taken.

One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next

Jai Hind
May Netaji's thoughts stay with us forever.
Quotes source wikiquotes.org

22 January 2008

The privilege of a society

The year is 2080. Oxygen in this world is  becoming precious as always. All cities have special zones where this oxygen is generated. Space crunch has set in. Living in the dorm is a norm now with 60% of the population living there. War had devastated all the cities. No building was left. Most of the greenery and the oxygen was burnt up. People survive in dorms in cities. Very few people survive out of this area. Smoking is looked at with great displeasure by most, so is burning fire. Microwave is used for all purposes. ATG Corp last week released a prototype of houses where dorms were replaced by single room flats. They also introduced new water purifiers which were really low cost and removed radiation etc from water. Most of the junta was happy. They finally could get away from a dorm into a flat and have as much water as they wanted. But this has made a lot of activists unhappy. CNN IBN interviewed Mr SDF in his posh bungalow kept warm by the burning the tree leaves and branches he owns. He is a government servant and is entitled all these privileges. He talked at length why this service from ATG Corp should be banned. It was clear that if more and more people are able to afford a place in the city, oxygen level will hit a new low. Obviously the government cannot grow trees anymore as water too is costly after the purification that it goes through to make it radiation free. He said that he was planning to introduce a ban on the number of such houses as well as number of people in an area. He said people must live in the dorm with water they are supplied with. The shower in his house looked awesome when is showered water on all the plants and washed his dog clean.

 

PS: I am not sure if you are able to relate to the story to today.

20 January 2008

Taming of a Kangaroo

A win in Australia could not be better timed. It was indeed a terrific win, but not without controversial umpiring decisions which went the India way. But surely the umpires did not ask the Captain for judgement. Seems like the Indian Mind games have finally worked. They forced the aggressive and abusive Aussies in the shell. From arrogant to subdued, Ponting and his team made good move. This is what Aussie media Courier Mail has to say

"Remember that scene in one of the Rocky movies where Rocky's trainer tells him he's no longer feared by his opponents?
'Kid,' he says, 'the worst thing that could happen to a fighter happened to you. You got civilised.'"

"In the space of a week the Australians got civilised...So instead of a confident, arrogant, winning team, we get a nice, civilised one. Maybe a losing one,"

"They should share their pay cheques with their bullying officials back home, the weak-kneed administrators at the International Cricket Council and certain members of the media who have taken every opportunity to put the knife into the Aussies since this series began."

"Ricky Ponting and his team walked out for the first day at the WACA promising to play nice. They made a public commitment to bend over backwards to make their visitors feel right at home."

 

Sure the Sydney test did make the Pointing & Co run for corner. It was made clear that any kind of verbal volleys would be dealt with severely. So one of weapons of Ponting & Co was laid to rest for good.

But man seems like civilized life is a kind of past in Australia. Cricket for them is a war and not a gentlemen's game. Seems demise of Don Bradman has put an end to all that spirit. Now if Aussies loose its an accident and if they win its their birthright. I know its hard for people to understand that not everyone is winner in a match. But playing fair is the most important thing, at which Aussies faired badly at the Sydney Test. At Perth India did the right thing, all the while.

End of it, it seems like the Anglo-Aussie rivalry is closing in on its end and Indo-Aussie rivalry is taking shape. This time around media is also locking horns. So game is not between twenty two players but the media is there too.

16 January 2008

Sankranti Rituals explanation or going overboard

I came across this article on Deccan Herald which explained the festival of Makar Sakranti or Pongal which fall on 14 or 15 of January. My initial reaction to this article was Wow. So guys before reading any further I would request you to go through the article.  Following is my criticism for the lady because I feel she has gone overboard with the scientific explanation. Something which VHP leader as well as other politicians are too good at.

Prof Dr Geetha Viswanathan says

All that is not meaningless tradition. There is hard-core science behind it. White-washing the house with calcium carbonate (collected from molluscan shells) helps to kill spiders and other insect vectors in house. Fresh cow dung in presence of sunlight produces methane which forms a thin film in front of our house and prevents entry of bacterial pathogens and also kills microbes. Red mud will close all pores in the house which are breeding place for many vectors.

There is no way I would disagree with her. Festivals like Holi, Diwali and Sankranti enforce people to clean up their house completely. This is a good tradition which was probably enforced on people like me who manage not to do it all the time. All the procedures helped in ways she has mentioned. No doubt about that. But this also suggest that as we have changed our style of living and the architecture of house have changes, the ritual should also change.

Cooking rice in presence of sunlight helps to get vitamin – D for one full year. Gingily is a good antioxidant; dry kenel of coconut is anti bacterial agent and anti viral agent.  Dry coconut has saturated fatty acid which prevents infections. Dry coconut has lauric acid, which is a very good antiviral agent oil in the nut helps to rejuvenate the muscles and enhances hair growth and premature aging of our skin.

Now this is something interesting. I am not sure about how you can get your years supply of Vitamin D. I wonder if any doctor would agree with it. Naturally Vitamin D is produced by our body in the presence of sunrays. I suppose this happens everyday. Good information of everything thats useful for our body. But is that required just once in a year. Is that enough for the entire year. Sorry I have just queries, no answers for this.

During this season that signals the end of winter and beginning of spring followed, is the optimum period for viral and bacterial colony to breed. Mumps, measles causing adenoviruses breed fast during this period. These viral infections can even cause damage to chromosome 17 and create a chromosomal or genetic disorder which can be passed on to next generation. Eating coconut gingili mixture with anti viral agent helps to prevent the viral attack. Turmeric used in pongal is also an antiviral agent.

Turmeric is used regularly in Indian household. Its antiviral capabilities are surely known to all. Just one day of all this and your are protected from infection for the rest of the season. Thats awesome. Next I was totally bowled over by the one statement, "These viral infections can even cause damage to chromosome 17". What was this supposed to mean.

Crossing the fire by the cows reduces the chance of the infection; camphor arathi will also prevent infection of theses virus because camphor is an anti viral agent.

Thats awesomely good information. Seems like SPCA and Menaka Gandhi is yet to hear of it. Next time I think humans should be the ones who should cross over the fire or give the 'Agni-Pariksha'. There would be less chances of infection. Better add camphor to the fire too. I really have no idea about how infection can be prevented by just passing a cow over the fire. I am sure poor cow would have had felt pain if nothing else.

So it can be seen clearly that our ancestors had a good reason to do what they did. It is time we realised that not all were for a good reason. It is time we understand things and not go overboard with it. I am sure many would have. Did you? Even the editor of Deccan Herald deemed it right to be published. My only point is that we just demolish credibility of scientifically sound rituals of ours by going overboard explaining it. It does more harm than good.

12 January 2008

Pleasure Blogging

I was really buoyed down by the plethora of gurus giving gyaan on blogging and how to make money out of it. I was mislead into all that. But all of late, actually during the christmas to new year period I realised why I was not having all the fun blogging. The result of the leave given by my company during that period was this presentation. Your comments will be appreciated.  The text of it is as follows

Classification of Blogs

Why Pleasure Blogging

  • No Reason at All
  • Just to let out your ideas
  • To share your knowledge
  • Let people know about something
  • Record your thoughts and idea
  • Publish your creative content

Take care

  • Write from your heart not mind
  • Write for yourself, never for others
  • Blog because you want your voice out
  • Be true to yourself, always
  • Never say something that you wont in person
  • Think thrice, type twice, publish once
  • Never write in state of anger, you may write something you will regret later
  • Let your creative self tell you when to write and what to write
  • Never try to be regular, just for the sake of it
  • Never care for advertisements and visibility, you might just be doing injustice to your creative self
  • Supporting something is always right, but flaming is not.
  • Comment moderation is good. But be prompt in replying
  • Repeating to bots is good, repeating to people is bad.
  • Promote but never push
  • If writing personal blog, revealing too much might be dangerous
  • Always being too late while writing columns might not find many takers
  • Copy pasting may get you posts but not readers
  • Original posts will always find takers
  • Never worry for reader, worry for content
  • Designing site is good, but keep readability in focus.
  • Keep page low on gadgets
  • Links to similar posts is good
  • Give your readers full feed rather than partial
  • Networking with fellow bloggers is good
  • Never give best link awards just because writer is your friend
  • Paid post are just for making money, turn pro for that
  • There are no bad good or bad blogs, just as people

10 January 2008

What a joke Mr Singh

We heard some time back from our economist prime minister, Manmohan Singh that Indian CEOs are overpaid. Their salary should be brought under control. And now we have the latest news that 'Big pay hike for President, VP and Governors'. I am sure something is in line for MPs too. But then why crib over salary of the CEO who are going great work for the country and its people rather than the bureaucrats who are plainly killing off whatever is left out. Seems like one of those 'suits me well' attitude as they have for secularism and development. Doom Congress Doom, thats where you are headed to. Never is any educated Indian going to vote for you. The best way for u is to eliminate them tactically.

09 January 2008

Are autos on the way out??

With whatever details that I could make out of this news article, I can say that if anything changes, it will be the all too familiar site of the auto-rickshaw that we see plying on all Indian roads. I sure think this car would serve better than the ricks do on Indian roads. Please dont mistake me as saying the rickshaw drivers will be jobless. All I am saying is that these ricks will be replaced by Tata's Wondercar. Bajaj is making the smart move by getting into the same space because it probably sees its revenues too taking a hit. I am not sure if there will be hush to get this car by the dozens, but sure sounds better with 22kmpl than any upscale D/E or F segment cars with less than 10kmpl. I would be happy if people dump gas guzzlers for this Wondercar. Also if highly unsafe autos are replaced by this Wondercar.

07 January 2008

Shame Australia Shame on you

Obviously the attitude of the Ausies have evoked sharp response from Indians. But wait are they alone who had this problem with them? ... Well we know that the answer is know. The sportsmenship of Ausies is now in the open. Well here is one of amazing forward that I got today. I dont know who the author is for sure but it sure is interesting

After watching the test match, I feel some rules have to be incorporated by ICC to give the other teams a perfect clarification
(1) Ricky Ponting – (THE TRULY GENUINE CRICKETER OF THE CRICKET ERA AND WHOSE INTEGRITY SHOULD NOT BE DOUBTED) should be considered as theFOURTH UMPIRE. As per the new rules, FOURTH UMPIRE decision is final and will over ride any decisions taken by any other umpires. ON-FIELD umpires can seek the assistance of RICKY PONTING even if he is not on the field. This rule is to be made, so that every team should understand the importance of the FOURTH UMPIRE.
(2) While AUSTRALIAN TEAM is bowling, If the ball flies anywhere close to the AUSTRALIAN FIELDER(WITHIN 5 metre distance), the batsman is to be considered OUT irrelevant of whether the catch was taken cleanly or grassed. Any decision for further clarification should be seeked from the FOURTH UMPIRE. This is made to ensure that the cricket is played with SPORTIVE SPIRIT by all the teams.
(3) While BATTING, AUSTRALIAN players will wait for the ON-FIELD UMPIRE decisions only (even if the catch goes to the FIFTH SLIP as the ball might not have touched the bat). Each AUSTRALIAN batsman has to be out FOUR TIMES (minimum) before he can return to the pavilion. In case of THE CRICKETER WITH INTEGRITY, this can be higher.
(4) UMPIRES should consider a huge bonus if an AUSTRALIAN player scores a century. Any wrong decisions can be ignored as they will be paid huge bonus and will receive the backing of the AUSTRALIAN team and board.
(5) All AUSTRALIAN players are eligible to keep commenting about all players on the field and the OPPONENT TEAM should never comment as they will be spoiling the spirit of the AUSTRALIAN team. Any comments made in any other language are to be considered as RACIALISM only.
(6) MATCH REFREE decisions will be taken purely on the AUSTRALIAN TEAM advices only. Player views from the other teams decisions will not be considered for hearing. MATCH REFREES are to be given huge bonus if this rule is implemented.
(7) NO VISITING TEAM should plan to win in AUSTRALIA. This is to ensure that the sportive spirit of CRICKET is maintained.
(8) THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE : If any bowler gets RICKY PONTING - "THE UNDISPUTED CRICKETER WITH INTEGTIRY IN THE GAME OF CRICKET" more than twice in a series, he will be banned for the REST OF THE SERIES. This is to ensure that the best batsman/Captain will be played to break records and create history in the game of CRICKET.

These rules will clarify better to the all the teams VISITING AUSTRALIA.

 

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04 January 2008

A New Angle to the Communal Agenda

As if reservation for OBCs and SC/ST in all premier institutions was not enough we now have, special package for districts which has greater Muslim population. Great going 'Secular' Congress. If Gujrat and Himachal elections are any pointer then, I have some hope left. May be now poor will be treated as poor, rather than an SC/ST, OBC or muslim poor. Really does poor have any religion or caste for that matter. That boy in the street who is picking waste from bins have any religion at all.

Then all that is old. The latest being a JITO(Jain International Trade Organisation). I dont know if they will win or loose handsomely. One thing is clear, religion is a big pawn for all. I being a Jain have special hatered towards this particular organisation. This institution to me is yet another farce like the 'secular' Congress. It seems like brain child of some troubled individuals who are unable to gather momentum at existing trade platforms. First let me point at its objectives.

    • Create Jain managed knowledge Institutions and Value Based Education.
    • Growth in business by mutual cooperation, avoidance of criticism and opposition-'Ekta se Safalta'
    • To channelize united and systematic efforts towards creating a bright future for the youth and establish an employment exchange

Now, what has a trade organisation to do with 'knowledge Institutions and Value Based Education'. Icing on the cake is 'Jain managed'. I seriously dont know what to make out of it.

'Ekta se Safalta'.Seems like some new mantra. Instead of being righteous, these guys plan to make a killing together. There goes teachings of Mahavira down to money hole.

I think this is one of the better part of the mission statement. At least they have something to do. But is it really that tough a job that even in the second year of its offing it still has it in the objectives.

If all that was not enough, let me quote you some points from Time of India.

Stressing on Jain unity, he(JITO President Hemant Shah) appealed that the Jains should overcome obstacles that may come in the way of their unity, under the banner of JITO

Does not that remind you of Pravin Togaria. I seriously dont understand the meaning of it. All Jains who have come up in life(Including Indu Jain, head of Times of India group) have done so with their own effort. Now where does the point of unity and JITO come into picture.

When you have greats like Rasiklal Dhariwal to add glitter to the moment, world is actually for Unche Log. If you have forgotten about the legend, let me introduce him to you. He is the famous owner of Manikchand brand Gutka(A killer combination of tobacco which rivals only cigarettes in killing youths). A few years back he gifted Maybach to his daughter among great fanfare. Later he had to avoid riding it because of CBI. More details can found here on Google.

Mr. Kawar(One of the founders of JITO) said that concept of the civil services examination training centre with 32 trustees, each contributing 1.5 crores. Guess what has this to do with a Trade Organisation. I dont know.

I am now very clear with myself that I will never be part of any organisation like this. This will only lead to more communal discord among people. Jain is not like Christianity or other religion. Interestingly most deities worshiped in Hinduism also find mention in Jainism. Although sometimes in a slightly different shade. But shade does not change the truth. So I believe, Jainism like Buddhists, Vaishanavs and Shiv Bhakts are one more sect of people. All living is harmony since centuries.It was only in the last few centuries that the new belief has been put in place. We Indians have the habit of forgetting things very soon. But the fact is when you are doing something social like business or job or education, why should there be something in the name of religion. I am just waiting for some of these crooks to start chanting reservation for Jains too.

Please Note: I am Jain too.

03 January 2008

Cyber citizens of India, your action is needed

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has come out with the status paper on broadband speeds. It unlike other government agencies does not show lethargy of the ultimate kind. But still the paper leaves a lot of things unanswered. Though I have mailed to the authorities as indicated in the paper, but I suggest more people do so to build a stronger case. Here are my points

1. The definition of minimum speed must be changed radically. It should not be 'the last mile' speed, but a function of the the bandwidth the ISP has reserved for each of the 'always on' broadband connection. This is adviced because its seen in common parlance that ISPs provide actual download speeds with are considerably lower than what is expected. http://speedtest.net does  a good test of it. TRAI should also spell out fines for faltering in providing this service since most places its seems do it at will.

2. Speed provided does not depend on usage. The fact remains that the internet charges for higher speed broadband is considerably high. Making it over budget for most people. Its not that the use is not there, but its basically unaffordable for most. I believe there is a big difference between, unaffordable and lower perceived utility. This perhaps can be traced to the days of dialups with ultra high connectivity charges(Rs50/hr + telephone charges).

3. In the report its mentioned

The definition of broadband clearly says “An `always-on’ data connection that is able to support interactive services including Internet access and has the capability of the minimum download speed of 256 kilo bits per second (kbps) to an individual subscriber…..”.

I request TRAI to fine all ISPs who either do not have sufficient bandwidth at the point of service to serve all the user that they have garnered. As always the buisnesses dislike change, but change for betterment of consumers must come from institutions like TRAI

All readers are requested to send their views to Mr. S. K. Gupta, Advisor (Converged Network), Tel.No. +91 11 23217914, Fax: +91 11 23211998 or email at guptask@trai.gov.in or guptask61@gmail.com.