5/28/2009 12:49:00 PM
Dear Concerned from Pune Mirror, I would like to bring in your notice that yesterday i bought Mazza Bottle from one retailer from Pimpri. Today, in the morning when I tried to open the bottle, it busted.
I am fortunate the i did not hurt in the same, but all the Mazza juice is spilled all over my room (walls / floor/ carpet/ roof).
The intensity of sound is that much that my maid servant working in first room come running as if the cylinder busted.
Requesting you to please visit my place, so that we can take appropriate action against the agencies who are selling sub graded products in the market. Even my flat is stinking like rotten egg.
If possible please contact me @09049999379 or give me your contact details so that i can bring this problem in your kind notice. Regards Rahul Kaul
5/28/2009 4:01:00 AM
In a small town, a family named Kumar lived happily, the head of the family had a small business, with their only son and a small bungalow.
Behind the bungalow lived his driver called Rehman, he was little arrogant but honest and kind hearted and dedicated to his master.
He was always interested in baksheesh from his master but never received one. The place where he lived was a little garage with his three little daughters.
Rehman used to take master’s son Chinto, everyday to school and back home and treated him like his son. Rehman used to take Chinto to parks, and playarea every evening.
The Kumars were doing well in business, slowly everything grew big, the house, the kids, cars and the driver’s garage too. Kumars were very gentle by heart so Rehman’s big family got extended garage and the family remained happy with master’s kindness.
The whole family got dedicated to Kumar’s service. Still Rehman was expecting baksheesh from Kumar family, which he did not get.
One day the grown up Chinto, driven by his driver was stopped suddenly in the middle of the road. Rehman asked him "Master never gave me baksheesh for my loyalty till date". Chinto looked up and said keep driving, you will get it.
Soon it was marriage time of Rehman daughters and he did not have any money for the huge expense, but Mr Kumar gave lumpsum of amount for each daughter and got three daughters married off happily.
It was old age time, Chinto took over the control of the business, and Rehman was quite old to drive, Chinto asked him to retire and stay at the garage.
Few years later daughters used to visit their ailing father in the garage, Chinto took care of the loyal driver till his death. After his death he named the garage as Rehman Manzil, which was the big baksheesh given to Rehman after his death.
The story sounds fictional, but this relationship does not exist nowadays.
5/24/2009 3:50:00 PM
Well it was sweeping win for congress party this election season, to my surprise; I was expecting a hung parliament this year. But I think Gandhi family has played the magic again, and I too have high hopes with Mr. Rahul Gandhi and other young politicians, Also full marks should go to EC chief for free and fair/peaceful election, except incidents like Mr. Laloo running after press people with his gumcha during his voting time.
The voting was very low this time, major reason being names missing from the list, summer heat, people not interested in voting, and terrorist attacks has wounded the people badly mentally and physically. But Indian Democracy is not stoppable, congress has done a great job beating all the odds and silencing the opposition. Criminals are thrown out by people and they should be back into jails, cooling their heels.
Let’s hope the new Govt will start implementing held up reforms and do something new for an already battered economy. Rahul Gandhi still is raw but this five years will certainly geared him up for taking a PM position in next 10 Years, other young MP should contribute a lot to hope so our super power India. Right now it’s too early to predict something good it’s always a wait watch situation and certainly we do have positive signs of a stable Govt, with left thrown out in the Bay of Bengal.
In Maharashtra it was congress win because of fight within the local giants and poor campaign by other powerful parties. MNS got quite few vote packets, but they are still in baby feet stage in this huge democracy dome. Shiv Sena needs a change in leadership with much more powerful orator rather than just doing campaign in rural Maharashtra, they should boldly put their election agenda before people, because now Maharashtra would suffer with not a single Marathi manus in Delhi. Best way is patch of MNS and SS, making it stronger for next general election.
Mamtaji also played her cards wisely taking Singur issue in fore front, but if she keeps her motto like the left’s the progress of WB would again remain an issue. She should really put WB on progress track Best luck and happy fishing.
Well there is fresh blood from North, South, East, West of India next five years would certainly be fruitful for our economy with Mr. Manmohan Singh heading the super fast train.
5/12/2009 3:57:00 AM
Is BRTS a failure or is it TOI?
In Tuesdays Pune Mirror it it said to be proved that BRTS is a failure because it has been given an unrealistic part of the road space available. But this conclusion is based on an analysis of moving vehicles not people. The figures given are probably correct but the conclusions are all wrong. If you consider how many persons there are in each vehicle the buses should carry less than 20 persons per bus to be carrying the equal amount of persons as the 2-wheelers, the 4-wheelers and the rickshaws together. How many persons are the buses carrying in average? That is the question TOI failed to analyse.
5/6/2009 1:12:00 PM
It's a relief that the rickshaw walas in Pune are on strike. I reach my office 10 minutes early, the road is safer, the traffic is less and most importantly there is less polluted air to breath.
But this is just one side of the story, the strike is convenient for people like me who have there own vehicles, but what about the people who don’t have here own vehicle or cannot drive or tourists or people traveling.
The problem doesn’t get resolved with a week's strike, we need a permanent solution. The need of the public transport cannot be denied. We require more city buses that run on correct schedule with proper frequency. This is the same old demand, we need city buses, we need metro rails or something and bla..bla.
But strikes and buying two wheelers is not a rational solution for the common man in Pune. Cabs are too expensive and our roads are pretty small to accommodate them.
Proper public transport and proper roads, more than one approach road to every place is mandatory. Roads like S.B Road need a flyover. May be Metro is a dream but can Punekars not even have a proper city bus system?
5/5/2009 1:24:00 AM
Pune with its heavy middle class population is literally choking with the Rickshaw strike.Why don't we opt for alternatives like southern cities Bangalore and Coimbatore.
In those cities "Call Taxis" cater to the needs of people of all strata who cannot afford to buy a four wheeler.
I ve always admired this organized "call taxi" system where you can book call taxis by calling the operators with their mobile number.Vehicle is at your doorstep before the specified time.They charge reasonably with a digital meter fitted which displays the amount and kms.As far as safety is concerned,Names of the Taxi operators and their Mobile Numbers are displayed on the body of the Taxi and traffic police note down the numbers when these taxis ply in wee hours.
Call Taxis are best suited for pick up and drop from Railway stations and Bus Stands ,where people have to carry heavy baggages.
I am surprised why pune has not opted for such a wonderful system. I vote for Call Taxi system to put a fullstop to Rickshaw Strike Menace.