Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Kya hai tumhaarey paas?

Last night Satish and me had a difference of opinion on some issue. We were having a row and out of frustration I yelled at him -

Me: "Hum dono ek hi jagah (BITS) se apni engineering ki shuruwat ki thi.
Aaj main kaha hoon aur tum kahan ho.
Mere paas Passion plus gaadi hai, motorola hand set hai, sodexho coupons hai, MS ka admit bhi hai.
Kya hai tumhaarey paas?"

After a brief pause, Satish answered in a hushed voice and made me shut up my mouth -
"Mere paas IEEE paper hai"

Congrats to my dear roomy GOD SatP :-)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Better Traffic Conditions for a Better City

With the increasing number of IT companies showing interest to set up their offices in Bangalore and other major cities in India leading to increasing number of people settling in these cities, the need for a better transport is increasing. Around 900 new vehicles make their way to the roads of Bangalore per day and on an average 2 people get killed and 18 get injured in road accidents. This itself talks about the huge need of improving the traffic conditions. But how do we do that?

A painful approach is by increasing the road taxes, parking fees, banning vehicles in certain areas and hours and forcing the people. The other is a much accepted approach by providing efficient alternatives to personal transport - metro rail, more buses and better connectivity to various places. The first approach will definitely be not received positively by the public where as the second one makes it a very costly and time consuming one. Apart from all this, new fly-overs, widening the roads, tagging more roads as one-ways etc will also help in achieving the aim, but the junta can reap the fruits of most of these trees only after a couple of years. And till the fruits are ready to be reaped, they have to struggle hard for their food! I mean, most of these will lead to congestion till they are ready.

The only one way where in we can see significant results without any side effects is by encouraging traffic awareness programs; they help a great deal in achieving a better and safer roads. Though we are all aware of traffic rules, we tend to break the rules. These traffic awareness programs can bring a change in our attitude. What else do we want if these programs make us follow the road rules safely instead of blaming bad roads, bad bus drivers and bad autowallahs for the accidents!!
My 2 cents in spreading the word:
I post this in response to a topic provided by Blogathon India. Its an event where Bloggers discuss their ideas and raise their issues and concerns over certain aspects by posting articles on certain topics provided by organizers of the event. This is followed by discussion by readers commenting on the articles posted by Bloggers. The main aim is to make Cyberspace bring a change in various social aspects.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Hump

dont freak out by luking at the title of the post, am definitely not gonna blog on what the title really means. :P nor am i gonna write about Black Eye Peas' My Hump, though that makes a really interesting topic because of its lyrics.wink This is about the road humps i face daily on my way from home to office. my home is just 2.5 kms away from office but there are 20 road humps, including the new one which was inaugurated yesterday. This number just considers the official humps and all those official and unofficial craters are not in the count. one will find all the varieties in this subset of bangalore humps superset. There is this one Belly Hunter where i can definitely take off and glide for a while had there been two aerodynamic wings attached to the body of my motor bike. and yes, I also have this rattle therapist where every bone of my body and every part of my bike shake. and some of the Sine Wave humps are under construction. good lord, i take this route around 4 times a day!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I Blogger

  • I Blogger want to increase traffic to my blog page
  • I Blogger want more people to post comments in reply to my blog posts.
  • I Blogger want readers to find my blog interesting and increase the average visit length
  • I Blogger want a better Technorati rank
  • I Blogger want my blog posts to be listed by all popular search engines
  • I Blogger want many more fellow bloggers to link my blog
  • I Blogger want more regular visitors to my blog
  • I Blogger want hits from all parts of the world
  • I Blogger want topics to post articles in my blog

Finally I Blogger want to be popular!

PS: This one will help you with the last point