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Another Rural innovation.. impressive one this time

Telecom in Indian Villages
A need for all of us

Gaon ki Awaaz, an initiative by The International Media Institute of India has been in news lately. It is yet another innovative communication based initiative in rural India. This particular initiative is impressive because the motive seems to be the welfare rather than business. Though they started to charge a fee of INR 10 per month, the subscribers were more willing to pay that fee because of the usefulness of the service.

They were conferred “mBillionth South Asia 2010 Award” recently.

It was heartening for me to listen to their bulletin in Avadhi dialect.

Keep up the good work guys.

make your choice – sustainable development or fat increments

Having received my salary review letter, I am again amazed at ever increasing salaries, profits, sales, inflation and of course ever decreasing (so-to-say) cost and wastage.

A few recent examples: one, two, three and four.

Is it possible to increase the profits and sales year-on-year, forever? Is there no end to this madness?

Every time some organization is busy presenting its “stronger than ever margins” or “stretched cost savings” or “robust sales growth” to us, I find it difficult resisting myself from asking the above question.

The rate at which we are wasting our resources, human race will not take much time reaching a dead-end where there is no possibility of further addition to the pace of development and to the nature’s exploitation.

Nice to see that Indian Government is doing many things in area of sustainable development. I just hope these much needed steps are a result of a call from within, not from west.

twitter ke side effects

Shashi Tharoor is known as a high profile diplomat, having an international image. But the Indian political ecosystem has proved it again: does not matter who you are, you need to have the art of permutation, articulation, negotiation, and a false display of innocence in order to stay in groove and to prosper (Did you say Lalu?).

It now turns out he is not a match for the Indian politics. His irritating (read twitting and lately, romancing) habits have added more salt to the injury.

An unexpected and unanticipated neighbor has surprisingly thrusted his very own dish at his table, when Lalit Modi disclosed Sunanda episode through twitter.

Is twitter finally going to take its toll on the poor minister? Only time will tell, but odds are high.