Monday, May 31, 2010

Roller Coaster Ride for Just Rs.3

Roller Coaster Ride for Just Rs.3

If you happen to be in Bangalore, South India do not think too much. This must be your golden opportunity to ride the high-quality plus lowest fared roller coaster in the world.

Just take a ride in the public transport BMTC from Byapanahalli till Ulsoor stop. The fare in the normal bus would be Rs.3/ or in deluxe bus it would be Rs.4/.

You will experience the ride of your life. Just do not forget to carry helmets, to protect your head. (Of course for this cheap fare no one gives you helmets). The roads are so bumpy that it will defeat the design and experience of all professionally built roller-coasters in the whole world.

Also if you wish to stay in Bangalore for some more time, choose a day after heavy-rains. You will get to see sceneries unseen of like, Splash of red colours all over the road and over the bikers, people walking and running in dirt. This makes the day remembered for ever.

And say to yourself, Welcome to Bangalore.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

BPO in Hyderabad Jail

First the content from Times of India:

HYDERABAD: Now, BPOs are going behind bars, literally. In a unique experiment, Hyderabad's Cherlapally Central Jail is all set to become the only prison in the country to have a BPO unit in its premises.

C N Gopinatha Reddy, director general of prisons, Andhra Pradesh told TOI that as many as 200-250 inmates could be engaged in the BPO unit and they will be shortlisted from inmates that are matriculates and graduates. Officials explained that those shortlisted would first be trained by experts and later absorbed by the BPO company.

"The idea is to ensure that on being released, the prisoners find it easy to get absorbed in the mainstream. Prisoners often find getting suitable employment post release a tough task. So, this is an attempt to ensure that their employers know them well in advance," said Reddy.

For the full text of the news click here.

This is a surprise move on the part of authorities and I welcome the message. Normally people raise their eye-brows on knowing if a person is returned from prison. The society normally ignores and avoids such people. They mostly remain jobless and are forced to do illegal and pirated activities. If this project were a success it gives a big boost for the society only.

Then comes the legitimacy of people behind bars doing such work. Well my take is that they are the ones who are convicted for misbehavious/deeds. What about the hundreds who are serving in public who have access to such jobs and doing miscreant works? Whom do we believe upon?

Lets wait and watch how this project goes about.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bangaloreans Welfare Association

Bangaloreans Welfare Association, my dream project hit me as a bullet when commuting to work. I termed it an office goers association which aimed at improving the quality of life the office goers faced. I myself being part of such an experience, called for a more mature and united people's action organizatoin. The problems like improper transportation facilities, rude behaviour of people on-road, traffic hurdles were my initial thought. My intend was to bring people together, educate what they might be doing wrong, and to create a little maturity on roads.

Later on this idea inside me matured enough to address all problems faced by Bangaloreans. The purview of the association should focus to more and major issues. Volunteers are just about more than an asset; especially for this association. As of this writing, I have none of the active volunteers; its just my story. Even I switch off from this association for some days, which I treat as FINDING A VOLUNTEER is lost.

I do have some points where this "unity" can be put to best use. But before building this volunteer-bank, I have to do more ground work in terms of results, and statistics ready. Statistics such as "Ground water availability in the city", "Infrastructure menace in the city", "Access to public, information much needed" etc and more. I am still to finalize the list of to-do's the problem being unable to find a partner. I work more elegantly in partnerships rather than solely.

Once this research and ground work is on-way, I will be able to attract volunteers, and educating them to bring on-board more volunteers. I believe sitting behind a computer the above said tasks can be achieved. But there on its a daunting task ahead.

But I believe stone-stepping, that too one at a time will achieve the unachievable.

For more information about Bangaloreans Welfare Association visit the website

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